Coronavirus footprint expands to Tamil Nadu, Ladakh; 34 confirmed
NEW DELHI: Covid-19 expanded its geographical footprint in India on Saturday with the health ministry confirming three more positive cases — two from Ladakh in the north, and one down south in Tamil Nadu. Both the union territory and the southern state didn’t have a single confirmed case of coronavirus before this.
In the northeast, Assam went on a sanitising and quarantining drive on realising that the 76-year-old US national, who was confirmed positive for Covid-19 in Bhutan on Friday, had spent about a fortnight in India. His itinerary included a Brahmaputra cruise and a resort in Jorhat. The Union health ministry said over 150 people, who came into contact of the 76-year-old, have been place under surveillance. Cases were also reported in Uttar Pradesh (6 in Agra; 1 each in Noida and Ghaziabad), Delhi (3), Kerala (3) and Telangana (1). In addition to this, 16 Italian nationals who had travelled across Rajasthan in February last week were found to be positive for Covid-19.
The Union health ministry said on Saturday the total number of confirmed cases stands at 34 now. “The two who tested positive in Ladakh had travelled to Iran recently. The Tamil Nadu patient had visited Oman,” the ministry said, adding that all the patients were stable.
The ministry defines confirmed cases as those who tested positive twice for Covid-19, once from a local testing facility and a second time from the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. In the suspected category are those who have tested positive once locally but re-confirmation from NIV is awaited.
The two from Ladakh had gone to Iran for pilgrimage, said local authorities. One of them flew from Tehran to Delhi on February 26 and landed in Ladakh two days later. The other patient had landed in Delhi on February 22 and arrived in Ladakh on February 27. Both of them have been kept in isolation at SNM hospital, Leh.
The Tamil Nadu patient is employed in a construction company in Muscat. The 45-year-old landed in India on February 27. Tamil Nadu’s health minister C Vijaya Baskar said the 45-year-old had been isolated at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGH) in Chennai and was stable.
泰米尔纳德邦病例受雇于马斯喀特的一家建筑公司。现年45岁的他于2月27日抵达印度。泰米尔纳德邦卫生部长C Vijaya Baskar表示，这名45岁的男子在金奈的拉吉夫·甘地政府总医院隔离，目前病情稳定。
Several states, including Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Delhi, and UP, have reported several suspected cases. In Delhi, for example, a woman who had come in contact with the 26-year-old Paytm employee from Janakpuri has tested positive in the preliminary test and her swab sample has been sent to NIV, Pune, for re-confirmation.
“In all, we have three confirmed cases and one suspected case as on Saturday. More than 375 persons who may have come in their contact are under surveillance,” said an official from the Delhi health department.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/49463.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
Tsetan • 7 hours ago
It is revenge from animal through virus to human
SRINIVASA BABU.R • BALRAMNAGAR • 9 hours ago
The authorities should take all precaution to contain the spread of virus. Al possible steps has to be taken by public also.
John • 5 hours ago
Government should cancel IPL, religious institutions, theatres and postpone exams
Sanjoy • 3 hours ago
stop foreign nationals to enter India for a few days
Vikas Tyagi • 4 hours ago
So i was at chemist store. A guy came to buy mask and chemist said " its for 290 rs"
and he left!
shobha rani kandakatla • 5 hours ago
Don't worry our modiji will stop it from spreading
Ramesh • 7 hours ago
Medical Experts in USA are saying this Coronavirus could be as deadly as Spanish flu of 1918, the most devastating pandemic till date, with loss of 5 crore lives. Govt strategy has to be more aggressive. Coronavirus is already in India. No use of focusing on Airports alone. Now we have to focus on how to prevent internal Community transmission.
Bharat • 9 hours ago
Take 2 shots of whiskey, brandy or Rum with hotwater. All that coronavirus gone overnight . Its just International conspiracy aimed at disturbing world peace. In reality its nothing...
Abhinav Verma • 4 hours ago
Even God is not helping us. As soon as temperature starts rising , it rains.
Syed Tanvir Ali • Howrah • 4 hours ago
The way we are fighting Corona we have to fight with same capacity with co ption.
yashpisal Pisal • 4 hours ago
corona virus should be controlled now othrwise it will kill all humans.
Arun Choudhary • 5 hours ago
Slowly slowly it is expanding rapidly ,,,not good for nation ,,,,
Gaana User • 5 hours ago
Steadily and slowly the corona virus is spreading all over India and for 2 months all Indian should be very careful of that and follow the advisory given by the go nment of India strictly.
Indra Prabha • faridabad • 5 hours ago
The visitors have spread far and wide undetected.Surveillance needs to be strictly enforced.
Jeet • 6 hours ago
the animals are taking their revenge for humans eating the mute and helpless
HappyTimes User • 6 hours ago
It's deadly as Spanish flu..
Ramesh Kumar • 6 hours ago
Non vegetarianism, wrong acts such as namaz in close proximity by thousands, large gathering in churches for sermon and conversion are all causing communivable diseases including some deadly ones. People should put a stop to these activities and go nment should ban them. If still carried out please punish strictly
Bharat • 6 hours ago
Just relax and sit for bhajan eating feku pakoda and sipping chai. all that coronavirus go off in a moment.
ABHAY KUMAR • 6 hours ago
corona is very dangerous and easily to spread
Jagdish Madan • Vancouver BC • 7 hours ago
Saving grace is that the virus cannot survive at temperatures above 27 degrees. The approaching summer months and rising temperatures should help wipe it out from most parts of India.
Vijaya • 7 hours ago
please sanitise airlines....
The authorities should take all precaution to contain the sp
Sambappa Kalvala • 8 hours ago
Corona is moving with speed of light
Vishal • 8 hours ago
Iran is spreading Corona in India
Sun Rise • 10 hours ago
The infected people need to be aggressively treated with existing antiviral medications.