Coronavirus confirmed in India

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India on Thursday reported its first positive case of the novel coronavirus in Kerala. The infected person has been tested positive of 2019-nCoV. The patient has been identified as a student who was studying at Wuhan University in China. The patient is stable and is being closely monitored.

However, several airports have still not reportedly installed thermal screening.

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At least 806 people who returned from China over the past few days are under observation in Kerala for possible exposure to the novel coronavirus, Health officials said here on Wednesday. Out of the total of 806 people, 173 had arrived in the state on Wednesday. While 10 of them are under observation in isolation wards at various hospitals across the state, the remaining are under home quarantine. Health Minister K K Shylaja has asked those who have returned from China to avoid traveling to other places and keep themselves under self-quarantine for 28 days. The health department also gave the phone number, 0471- 255-2056, to make available the details of the hospitals arranged for treatment with isolation wards. The medical bulletin said that at least 19 people had been admitted to various hospitals for the past one week, of whom nine were discharged after a medical checkup.

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