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Three patients with the suspected symptoms of coronavirus have been admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi on Monday.
The two persons among the three who have been suspected are identified to be Chinese nationals who have come to India on the 1st of the month January and 29th of the same month, based on the information released by the health officials.
The third suspect has been identified as a 34- year old had been in Beijing from 30th of the month November last year and is said to have returned to India on Sunday.
Tests have been conducted on the suspected individuals and the samples have been sent for the confirmation. The reports are still awaited.
India has recorded three confirmed cases of coronavirus as of now and all the three cases that have been confirmed were recorded in Kerala.
Preeti Sudan who is the Secretary of Health has chaired a video conference with the other Secretaries of Health from various States/ Union Territories along with the senior officials from the Ministries of Shipping, Civil Aviation and Home Affairs in order to review their actions and the preparedness for the prevention and the management of the novel coronavirus.
She has asked the Health Secretaries of all the States and Union Territories to stay alert and be prepared regarding the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus and has also asked to review the availability of the isolation rooms and isolation beds, personal protective equipment kits and the N95 masks.
The government of Kerala has declared the coronavirus epidemic as a “state calamity”, a few days ago.
The deadly novel coronavirus has been recorded as started in the Wuhan city of China and has spread at an alarming rate to various other countries as well. The virus has been claiming the lives of several people and several thousands are being affected by the deadly novel coronavirus.
By Shrithika Kushangi