Samples from the three patients kept under observation at Naidu hospital have tested negative for the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV), said an official on Saturday. PMC medical department chief Ramchandra Hankare said a sample from a Chinese national, who had been admitted as a precautionary measure after he vomited while on board an Air India flight from Delhi to Pune, had tested negative for nCoV. The test reports of five samples were still awaited, said state health officials.
On Friday night, two medical students from Kerala, who had visited Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, were admitted at a hospital in Mumbai. They have no symptoms but their throat swabs will be sent for tests to rule out nCoV, said an official. Meanwhile, a 26-year-old Pune resident, who had travelled to Philippines, has been kept under observation at Naidu hospital. Samples from him have been sent to NIV.
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