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Health ministry confirms first COVID19 cases in Telangana, Delhi

DECCAN CHRONICLE | BALU PULIPAKA
Published Mar 2, 2020, 2:56 pm IST
Updated Mar 2, 2020, 4:53 pm IST
Earlier, 3 Kerala students who returned from Wuhan were tested positive for coronavirus, but were later discharged after being treated
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Telangana has registered its first positive case of COVID19 disease, from a passenger with recent travel history to Dubai.

The announcement of the Cornavirus disease in Telangana came from the Union Ministry of Health which tweeted an announcement to this effect.

 

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Update on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID19</a>:<br><br>Two positive cases of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/nCoV19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#nCoV19</a> detected. More details in the Press Release.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/coronoavirusoutbreak?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#coronoavirusoutbreak</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CoronaVirusUpdate?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CoronaVirusUpdate</a> <a href="https://t.co/kf83odGo8f">pic.twitter.com/kf83odGo8f</a></p>&mdash; Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) <a href="https://twitter.com/MoHFW_INDIA/status/1234402336715329536?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 2, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

 

The ministry also said a second positive case was also detected, this one in New Delhi, a person with recent travel history to Italy.

Earlier, 3 Kerala students who returned from Wuhan were tested positive for coronavirus, but were later discharged after being treated.

A travel advisory has also been issued to Indians travelling to Italy, South Korea and Singapore, heakth minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said in a press briefing.

The virus that is believed to have originated in a fish market in Wuhan in the Hubei province of China has affected 89,006 people across the world and has claimed 3,000 lives so far. More than 60 countries have reported the virus outbreak, with South Korea having most number of cases outside China

 

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