Coronavirus in India: Delhi resident, Telangana man test positive for Covid-19
NEW DELHI: India on Monday reported two more positive cases and one suspected case of Covid-19, the novel coronavirus infection that has killed over 3,000 people globally till now. The positive cases include a Delhi resident who returned from Italy on February 25 and a 24-year-old man from Telangana who returned from Dubai recently.
The suspected case is of an Italian tourist who is quarantined at Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital in Jaipur.
疑似病例为一名意大利游客，已在斋浦尔的Sawai Man Singh (SMS)医院隔离。
He tested positive for Covid-19 in the first test but health ministry officials are waiting for re-confirmation from the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, to declare it as a positive case.
Earlier, three students from Kerala who had returned from China’s Wuhan, the epicentre of Covid-19 outbreak, in February had tested positive for the virus.
They were sent home once the symptoms cleared and tests confirmed they couldn’t spread the disease further. Health minister Harsh Vardhan, however, said there wasn’t any need for panic in India.
‘Coronavirus-hit Delhi resident stable’
The PM is personally monitoring efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 in India. An inter-ministerial committee has been formed and we are meeting regularly to chalk out plans to limit the risk of spread of the disease and also be ready to deal with any critical scenario,” Harsh Vardhan said.
Sources said the Delhi resident, who has tested positive for Covid-19, returned from Italy on February 25. Because he didn’t have any symptoms then and Italy wasn’t among the countries affected majorly by Covid-19, he wasn’t put under isolation. However, recently when he developed fever and breathing difficulty, the authorities concerned were informed and the man was quarantined. “His condition is stable and being closely monitored,” said doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, which is Delhi’s nodal centre for coronavirus patients. All crew members of the flight he took have been asked to stay in isolation for 14 days at their respective homes and report to authorities in case of any symptoms of Covid-19, sources added.
消息称，这名新德里居民2月25日从意大利返回。因为他当时没有任何症状，意大利也不在受Covid-19影响的主要国家之列，所以他没有被隔离。然而，最近他出现发烧和呼吸困难，有关当局得到通知并对该男子进行了隔离。Ram Manohar Lohia医院的医生说“他的病情稳定，正在密切监测中。”这家医院是德里冠状病毒患者的定点医院。消息人士补充说，他乘坐航班上的所有机组人员都被要求在各自家中隔离14天，如果出现任何症状，都要向当局报告。
The Telangana patient, who works as a software engineer in Bangalore, had returned from Dubai on February 20. He had landed in Bangalore, worked for two days in his office and then come to his home in upscale Mahindra Hills in Hyderabad on February 22 by bus. Officials said all people he came in contact with before being put under quarantine have been advised to stay in isolation too and look out for symptoms, if any.
Dr Balram Bhargava, director general of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), told TOI that mortality due to Covid-19 was in the range of 2% to 3%, which isn’t very high.
“Common flu causes 1 to 2% mortality, SARS (another coronavirus that led to outbreaks in 2002-03) had a mortality rate of around 10%. The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) had a mortality rate of 35%,” he said.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/49431.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
Hemant Tolwani • 11 hours ago
That's the start of CoronaVirus in India. Telegana techie has been roaming here and there for 2 days, travelling by bus there might be possibility that he has given virus to many on the way or at office within glimpse of time lakhs will be infected with Virus in India
Rock • New Delhi • 11 hours ago
commendable work done by central govt to takle this virus.
kudos to them.
Ashok Amin • USA • 11 hours ago
such a vast country with thick population,cases are insignificant . commendable work of medical teams all over country.
Robo • Location • 8 hours ago
Stop all international travel. It will be very very difficult to control the spread in India due to high population density and close contact between people.
Pijush • 11 hours ago
Covid-19 seems to be like a Pandemic. The results can be disastrous
Col Noam A IndoIsrael Studies
Where is this doctor getting the mortality rate from ??
Om Namah Shivayah • Location • 5 hours ago
I just don't understand why international travels r not being banned for 3 months? Also it is not understandable why every de boarding international flights r not being tested for CV-19? This callous and lazy attitude of authorities may destroy many lives here.
Karan • Smoke Weed and Fly • 7 hours ago
Another good reason for staying at home and do nothing.
Hi Sudip • 7 hours ago
Idiot has spoiled everything in bus & office. Entire office people should be quarantine & authority should not do foolish like this. Whoever is coming from whichever country, should be tested with priority basis.
R • Gurgaon • 8 hours ago
Delhi, Telengana, Kerala are non BJP states. Vote BJP to avoid Corona Virus.
K Mohan • Hyderabad • 8 hours ago
Even the domestic flight passengers should be checked for any virus
K Mohan • Hyderabad • 8 hours ago
India cannot afford even single case as it would spread fast
Santosh • 8 hours ago
Stop commuters around the globe coming to India. otherwise, sleep and wait to see more people die due to corona virus.
Juneid Siwan • 9 hours ago
In spite of turmoil, India has done well to keep Corona at bay, even US has 6 deaths and 100 cases
Paras Kapoor• 7 hours ago
Can you please tell what India has done well?
Saur • 4 hours ago
Flights from China, Iran, Italy, S Korea must be stopped
INDIAN• 4 hours ago
DRINK HOT WATER .PLENTY OF HOT WATER WILL KEEP BODY WARM.TAKE GINGER & PEPPER MORE.IN HEAT THE VIRUS DIES. SPREAD THE INFO TO ALL OUR FAMILY N FREINDS.
Tushar • Pune • 5 hours ago
Can't India just ban inbound & outbound flights to all the affected countries for sometime?
Ramesh T M • Bangalore • 8 hours ago
It's all to do with the immune system of the patient. With summer around the corner we can breathe a sigh of relief . Personal hygiene is a must.
Vrandavan Patel • 4 hours ago
Corona virus very dengours
Punit Issar • 5 hours ago
The PM is personally monitoring efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 in India — why do you all fear .. relax!!!!
莫迪总理正在亲自监督预防措施的实施——你们为什么要害怕…放松点! ! ! !
Nindak 4 hours ago
To avoid an unnecessary chaos.
Mudi Ji• 3 hours ago
India is the ideal petri dish for the virus to spread.
Anirban • 5 hours ago
India Govt has to be very strict on this Virus ..otherwise ..there will be a Corona virus riot in India ..
Vivek Dobhal• 6 hours ago
It will create havoc if it spreads in India, hygenic behaviour is absent from our society.