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China Coronavirus Toll Rises to 630, Total Cases Cross 30,000

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The death tool in China novel coronavirus outbreak went up to 630 with 73 mortalities on Thursday, Chinese Health Officials said on Friday, 7 February. Total confirmed cases have gone past 30,000, reports AFP.

All 645 Indian evacuees from China’s Wuhan have tested negative for coronavirus, the Health Ministry said on Thursday, 6 February, adding that no new case has been reported.

Foreigners who have been to China on or after 15 January are not allowed to enter India from any air, land or seaport, including Indo-Nepal, Indo-Bhutan, Indo-Bangladesh or Indo-Myanmar land borders, Immigration officials said on Wednesday.

Snapshot
  • The Kerala government on Monday declared coronavirus a ‘state disaster’ after the third person tested positive for the virus
    The Union Health Ministry issued a travel advisory informing the public to refrain from travelling to China
  • Over 650 Indians have been evacuvated from Wuhan
  • The Indian Army has set up a quarantine facility in Haryana’s Manesar for the students brought back
  • The virus is novel, meaning it has never been encountered before in humans

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6:47 AM , 07 Feb

Another 41 on Japan Cruise Have New Coronavirus

Another 41 people on board a cruise ship off Japan's coast have tested positive for the new strain of coronavirus, local media including national broadcaster NHK said on Friday, 7 February, reports AFP.

The new cases raise to 61 the number of people on the Diamond Princess so far diagnosed with the new virus, which has killed more than 600 people -- most of them in mainland China where the strain emerged.

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3:28 AM , 07 Feb

Ships Crews With Chinese Members Banned From Entry: Mumbai Port Trust

Chinese crew members of any ship docking into Mumbai are banned from travelling in the city, according to Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust, reported ANI.

“If a ship with any Chinese crew member arrives, then our Public Health Officer (PHO) goes to the ship and checks it. They (crew members) have been banned from going on an excursion, they are not allowed to go to the city,” he said.

He added that a PHO attends to every ship, including ships coming for anchorage, which travelled to China in the past 14-15 days for thermal screening. These ships are also not allowed to dispose off any waste.

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11:35 PM , 06 Feb

Two Chinese Nationals Admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Hospital, No NCov Symptoms

Two Chinese nationals have been admitted to the isolation ward of the state-run Gandhi Hospital, New Delhi as a precautionary measure after they approached it to be tested for presence of novel coronavirus (nCoV), health officials said on Thursday, 6 February, reports PTI.

Samples of 37 people, which had been tested for the virus so far, were negative, official sources said, adding that test results of 20 others were awaited.

The 20 people were under observation in two different state-run hospitals in the city.

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6:57 PM , 06 Feb
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All 645 Indian Evacuees From Wuhan Test Negative for Coronavirus

All 645 Indian evacuees from China’s Wuhan have tested negative for coronavirus, the Health Ministry said on Thursday, 6 February, adding that no new case has been reported.

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Published: 31 Jan 2020, 9:52 PM IST
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