Left Menu
Development News Edition

406 people brought back from Wuhan may be released next week if final samples test negative


406 people brought back from Wuhan may be released next week if final samples test negative
Representative image Image Credit: ANI

A total of 406 people, who are housed at a quarantine facility of the ITBP after being brought back from China due to coronavirus outbreak there, may be released next week if their final samples turn out to be negative, officials said on Saturday. The final samples of all the people quarantined at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) facility here were collected by a team of doctors on Friday and the reports are expected to be received by Monday.

"Based on the reports, a decision will be taken to discharge the travelers, if agreed to by the authorities, which is expected to be done in next week observing laid down protocols and due medical procedures as per the directives of Health Ministry," PRO of the ITBP Vivek Kumar Pandey said in a statement. A senior home ministry official said all of them will be released by next week if the final samples test negative.

A total of 650 people were brought back from Wuhan in China on February 1 and 2 in two 747 Boeing Air India aircraft after the novel Coronavirus outbreak there. While 406 people, including seven from the Maldives, are being looked after at the quarantine ITBP facility here, rest are at an Army center at Manesar in Haryana.

The ITBP center is being looked after by an expert team of doctors and medical professionals. There are seven children, including an infant in the group. "No fresh symptoms have been seen today. Food, bed and other basic requirements are catered. Sufficient amount of medicines are also kept at the center," Pandey said.

The death toll in China's novel coronavirus epidemic has climbed to 1,523 with 143 new fatalities reported mostly from the worst-affected Hubei province while the confirmed cases jumped to over 66,000, health officials said on Saturday. India has so far reported three confirmed cases of the virus, all in Kerala.

One of the three medical students, who had tested positive for novel coronavirus infection and were treated at a hospital in Kerala, has been discharged after recovery. Passengers arriving in flights from China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore,

Japan and South Korea were being screened for possible exposure to the respiratory virus at 21 identified airports in India.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.


TRENDING

OPINION/BLOG/INTERVIEW

Future of Food: Technology fostering the road to global food security

Technological innovation can help address most of the pressing issues facing the world today including food security by enhancing productivity, improving financial services, managing resources, addressing environmental concerns, etc....

Conspiracy theories on COVID 19: Legislators, Scientists, and Journalists all joined the Caravan

Conspiracy theories are not new for virus epidemics. There have been conspiracy theories on HIV-AIDS, Polio Vaccines, Ebola Virus, and several other diseases as well. However, what makes the 2019 Novel Coronavirus different from others is ...

Now it’s a war, Uganda deploys army to combat locust swarms

Its for the first time after 1986, the locust swarms have attacked Uganda twice in a season. With the increasing number of countries of Africa under attack by locust swarms, the problem seems to have taken a regional paradigm. Its very diff...

Top 10 Fake News, Myths and Realities on 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID 19

With nearly 1500 deaths by January 14 and around 65,000 infections in China, the Novel Coronavirus 2019 has become one of the worst health epidemics of the 21st Century. However, 8,573 people have been cured but the rumor mongers are a...

Videos

Latest News

Kyrgios, de Minaur out of Australia Davis Cup team vs Brazil

Adelaide, Feb 28 AP Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur are out of the Australian team to play Brazil in a Davis Cup qualifier next weekend in Adelaide Kyrgios has a left wrist injury that forced him out of a tournament in Mexico this week whil...

Tokyo Disneyland to close through mid-March on coronavirus concerns

Tokyo Disneyland will be closed starting from Saturday through to March 15 due to concerns about coronavirus infections spreading in Japan, its operator said on Friday, leaving all of Walt Disney Cos theme parks in Asia temporarily shut.Bot...

Parayko's OT winner caps Blues' comeback over Islanders

Colton Parayko scored a wraparound goal in overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues over the visiting New York Islanders 3-2 Thursday night. The Blues won their sixth consecutive game after rallying from a 2-0 deficit to force overtime.Brayden ...

Ruggs misses Ross' 40 record, still makes history

Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III came up came up five-hundredths of a second short of John Ross record in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Thursday, though his time was still the fastest in the field. Rug...

Give Feedback