Even as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world continues to rise with each passing day, India is completely free of coronavirus infection for now.
So far, coronavirus infection was confirmed among 3 students from Kerala among Indian citizens present inside the country, but now all three students are completely healthy and have been discharged from the hospital.
Screening for identification of coronavirus is going on in India on a large scale, but at present no other person has been found to be suffering from this disease in the screening of coronavirus.
The development comes amid reports of over 2,000 people succumbing to the virus and about 75,000 infected in China alone.
The Union Health Ministry says that after thermal screening of millions of people, samples of a total of 2,654 people went for further investigation on the basis of suspicion.
Out of these 2,654 people, only three people from Kerala, who were found to be suffering from coronavirus, are now completely healthy.
Examining the remaining 2,651 people, they have been found to be completely safe from coronavirus. The test has been conducted at high-efficiency laboratories in Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, and Mumbai.
“India had begun its preparations for timely rescue of coronavirus. As many as 3,21,375 passengers of 2,296 aircraft have been screened. Also, 6,387 passengers of 125 ships have also been screened. None of these people are affected by the coronavirus,” Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said.
Further, all 647 Indian nationals based in the ITBP’s Delhi and Manesar camp of the Indian Army have also been sent home on suspicion of coronavirus. All these Indians have been brought to India from Wuhan city of China, where the outbreak originated.
However, none of these Indians, who were lodged in the ITBP camp, have been found to be suffering from coronavirus infection. After spending two weeks in a camp at outer Delhi, all of them were issued a health certificate by the Ministry of Health.
The coronavirus infection that started in China’s Wuhan city has now spread to 30 different states of China. Wuhan is the only state in China where most Indian students and other citizens are stranded.Back to latest news