CoronaVirus in India

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The 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak was confirmed to have spread to India on 30 January 2020 from China.

The protective measure was first applied in January. The Government of India issued a travel advisory to its citizens, particularly for Wuhan, where about 500 Indian medical students study. 

It directed seven major international airports to perform thermal screening of passengers arriving from China. The Indian government decided to send a special flight for the stranded Indian in Wuhan after the entire region was put on lockdown.

The First 3 cases of the infection were reported from Kerala. The country’s first case was confirmed in a student who had returned from Wuhan University to Kerala On 30 January.

On 2 February, a second case was confirmed in Kerala; the individual regularly travelled between India and China. On 3 February, the third positive case was reported in Kasargod, Kerala. The patient had travelled from Wuhan. All three have since recovered from the Virus thanks to the immediate action by the Kerala Healthcare Officials.

105 people were quarantined across Maharashtra for possible exposure to the virus, four of whom were kept under observation, as of 1 March, with the rest being discharged. Another suspected case was detected at the Mumbai Airport on 1 March.

On March 2nd the Indian Government released data showing that One man from Delhi; who recently came back from Italy, One man from Hyderabad; who came back from Dubai and an Italian national who had earlier been Tested negative, now tested positive in Jaipur. This took the country’s number of cases to 6.

Out of 80 people(who came in contact with the Hyderabad techie), the Government kept monitoring, 36 showed symptoms of the CoronaVirus.

On March 3rd the wife of the Italian national in Jaipur tested positive. 

On March 4th a group of 15 Italian tourists and 1 Indian were tested positive for the CoronaVirus.

On 5 March, a middle-aged man in Ghaziabad who had travel history with Iran tested positive.

A few more cases have been reported in Hyderabad but the government hasn’t confirmed anything about the situation yet.

The Govt of Delhi has declared a holiday to all primary schools in Delhi NCR.

In total the Indian government evacuated around 760 people from China.

Despite evidence to the contrary, a viral rumour spread online alleging that only people who eat meat were affected by a coronavirus, causing “#NoMeat_NoCoronaVirus” to trend on Twitter. To curb these rumours and combat declining sales, some poultry industry associations held a “Chicken and Egg Mela” in Hyderabad. Several Telangana state ministers were in attendance and ate some of the free eggs and fried chicken being distributed at the event to show their support for the industry.

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases so far.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Precautions:

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Here is a list of Precautions.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Regularly wash your hands with soap or use hand sanitizer to clean your hands.

Take care of yourself and stay safe!