Second coronavirus case reported in India
The secod coronavirus case in India is also from Kerala.
India has reported a second case of novel coronavirus with a person from Kerala.
"The patient has tested positive for novel coronavirus and is in isolation in a hospital,". He has a travel history to China similar to the first case observed in India.
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The first coronavirus case in India was also reported from Kerala with a student testing positive. India reported its first case of the novel coronavirus on 30 January 2020. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement that a student studying in Wuhan University has been tested positive in Kerala.
According to Health Ministry states and union territories have started the thermal and symptomatic screening at all identified airports. India has airlifted around 654 people in two turns.
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The number of deaths from the coronavirus epidemic in China has climbed to 259, with 12,000 confirmed cases worldwide. A number of countries are stepping their efforts to evacuate their nationals from China’s Hubei province -- the epicentre of the virus. Hubei remains under virtual quarantine, with roads sealed off and public transport shut down, but small numbers of travellers continue to breach the lockdown.
What are Coronaviruses?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause infections ranging from the common cold to deadly Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The outbreak has caused alarm because of its link with SARS which claimed 349 lives in mainland China and another 299 in Hong Kong in 2002-2003.
On Monday, a Chinese woman was quarantined in Thailand with a mystery strain -- the first time the virus was detected outside China.
How can it be prevented?
Experts suggets that even though there is no cure for the virus, it can be prevented from spreading by taking care of personal hygine such as washing hands regularly, using tissue papers to be clean and also cleaning commonly touched services like doorknobs, handles etc to prevent spread of any infection.