India reports its first case of coronavirus in Kerala
The Ministry of Health and Family welfare said that a student studying in Wuhan University tested positive in Kerala. The patient is now stable and is being closely monitored.
India reported its first case of the novel coronavirus on Thursday. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement that a student studying in Wuhan University has been tested positive in Kerala.
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“The patient has tested positive for Novel Coronavirus and is in isolation ward in the hospital. The patient is stable and is being closely monitored," the statement said.
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The Ministry said that states and union territories have started the thermal and symptomatic screening at all identified airports.
“Thermal screening sensors are operational and few more such equipment is being procured. The immigration and other staff members at the airports have been sensitized and dedicated ambulances are placed at the Airports. Deployment of medical and para-medical staff is also being done for round-the-clock service," it added.
It comes as the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday asked Indians to refrain from travelling to China where the novel coronavirus has claimed 170 lives.
The Ministry issued a fresh travel advisory and also urged people travelling to China to monitor their health closely.
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The Ministry of Ayush has also come up with an advisory to boost immunity to keeping any illnesses at bay in wake of the corona virus spread across the world.
AYUSH system is based on traditional health practices. The traditional Healthcare system of the country provides lifestyle advocacies to boost immunity which helps the prevention of various kind infectious diseases. pic.twitter.com/MgElWbQatB— Ministry of AYUSH (@moayush) January 29, 2020
The Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) will be reconvened by the World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday.
The Committee will advise the Director-General on whether the outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), and what recommendations should be made to manage it.
The coronavirus outbreak has reached every region in mainland China, with a confirmed case in Tibet. Chinese health authorities said there were 7,711 confirmed cases in the country as of January 29. Infections have also spread to at least 15 other countries.