Coronavirus: Air India Flight Lands in Wuhan, MEA Thanks China

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 Hospital staff is seen outside the Special Isolation Ward set up to provide treatment to any suspected case of the coronavirus at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, in Chennai.

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar thanked his Chinese counterpart on Friday, 31 January for cooperation extended by the Chinese government for the departure of Indian students and professionals from Wuhan.

The Air India special flight which departed on Friday from Delhi for Wuhan (China) for the evacuation of Indians has landed.

The Indian Army has set up a quarantine facility in Haryana’s Manesar for 300 students being brought back from coronavirus-hit Wuhan in China on Friday.

At the facility, students can be monitored by a qualified team of doctors and staff members.

  • India’s first confirmed case of novel coronavirus has been reported in Kerala
  • Five patients, four men and a woman, have been admitted at Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital for suspected coronavirus infection
  • The epicentre of the outbreak is Wuhan in China
  • The virus is novel, meaning it has never before been encountered in humans
7:57 PM , 31 Jan

Kerala Govt Instructs Procedure to All Private Hospitals in Wake of Positive Case

The Kerala state government on Friday gave direction to all private hospitals in the state regarding the arrangements to be made in the wake of a positive case of Coronavirus.

Elaborate instructions were given on the need for following the treatment protocol, of relaying information to the control rooms, how to isolate patients who develop symptoms, etc. They were all really cooperative. Procedure is applicable for all districts, not solely Thrissur.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) will be conducting training for the Health department staff.

7:06 PM , 31 Jan

Air India Special Flight to Wuhan for Evacuating Indians Landed

The Air India special flight which departed today from Delhi for Wuhan (China) for the evacuation of Indians has landed.

Air India’s Boeing 747 aircraft departed from Delhi at 12:30 pm to evacuate Indian nationals from China, officials told news agency PTI.

Five doctors from the Health Ministry will be on board the aircraft, Air India CMD said.
The government has reached out to over 600 Indians living in China's Hubei province, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, to ascertain their willingness to be brought back to India.

6:36 PM , 31 Jan

All Ports on Constant Vigil to Prevent Coronovirus Spread: Shipping Ministry

All Indian shipping ports have been asked to scan people disembarking from ships to prevent spreading of the deadly coronavirus through sea route, a senior official said on Friday, reported PTI.

"India has already issued advisories and put processes in place on coronavirus. The situation is monitored closely at the top level," said Satinder Pal Singh, joint secretary in the shipping ministry.

“In the wake of spread of the virus, the government has asked all ports to scan everyone who disembarks from ships,” he said.

5:24 PM , 31 Jan

China-Return Student Reports Self to Cuttack Hospital

China-returned medical student hailing from Odisha's Kandhamal district on Friday referred to the SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack after he developed cold and cough, an initial symptom of the new coronavirus (nCoV), official sources said.

The student, who was studying MBBS in China, returned to Odisha on 11 January before the outbreak of the deadly virus and was suffering from cold and cough since.

Published: 23 Jan 2020, 5:44 PM IST
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