Coronavirus Outbreak: A month after they were evacuated from coronavirus-hit Wuhan, a batch of about 200 people, who were among over 400 quarantined at an ITBP facility in Delhi were discharged on Monday.
The centre housed a total of 406 people, including seven Maldivians. “After the final coronavirus test reports of all 406 people living at our facility were found negative, the first batch was discharged today. “We expect about 200 people will leave by tonight. The rest will be sent on Tuesday and in the subsequent days as per the travel plans of the inmates,” ITBP spokesperson Vivek Kumar Pandey was quoted as saying by PTI.
Meanwhile, two Indian nationals on a cruise ship off Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus, COVID-19, and are in hospital for treatment and quarantine, the Indian Embassy said. Last week, three other Indians on the ship Diamond Princess had tested positive for the virus.
The impact of the virus is such that, now, Chinese wrestlers will not compete in the Asian Championships beginning in Delhi on Tuesday as they have not been granted visas by the government due to the outbreak, a national federation official said today.
The Chinese authorities on Monday reported 105 more deaths in Coronavirus cases taking the death toll to 1,770, while 10,844 people have recovered from COVID-19. The update came after China’s official media published the speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping in which he indicated that he had led the response to the outbreak from early in the crisis. While the reports were an apparent attempt to show that the Communist Party leadership acted decisively from the start, it also drew criticism over why an alert was not issued to the public sooner.