Coronavirus outbreak Highlights: Hours after three patients were admitted to SMS Government Hospital in Jaipur Sunday, PTI reported that they have been tested negative for the novel coronavirus. “All three have tested negative for coronavirus,” Dr DS Meena,” Superintendent of SMS Hospital was quoted as saying. The viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 14,550 people globally.
India on Sunday temporarily suspended e-visa facility for Chinese travellers and foreigners residing in China. “Due to certain current developments, travel to India on e-visas stands temporarily suspended with immediate effect,” the Indian Embassy announced. “This applies to holders of Chinese passports and applicants of other nationalities residing in the People’s Republic of China. Holders of already issued e-visas may note that these are no longer valid,” the announcement said.
Three days after India’s first Coronavirus case reported in Kerala’ Thrissur, a second case has been reported in the state on Sunday. The patient is a student from Wuhan who returned to India on January 24 and has been kept in isolation for monitoring, Union Health Ministry said in a statement. At least 1,793 people are under surveillance at homes across Kerala and 70 have been admitted to isolation wards at hospitals.
The first death reported outside China came from Philippines, news agency AFP reported.