Mumbai, Jan 30
One confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus patient, of a student studying in Wuhan University, China, has been reported in Kerala a southern Indian state and the patient has tested positive for the disease and is in isolation in the hospital, a PIB statement released on Thursday afternoon.
The patient is stable and is being closely monitored, the statement added and further details were awaited. This is the first case where the patient has been tested positive for the deadly SARS-like Coronavirus in India.
Globally Tibet, Philippines and Sri Lanka have reported one case each of confirmed coronavirus. Tibet reported its first confirmed case after a 34-year-old man from China’s Hubei province, travelled to Tibet and complained of sickness. The patient surnamed Zhang is from the city of Suizhou in Central China’s Hubei province. He came to Lhasa by train from the provincial capital Wuhan on January 24 and was hospitalised on January 25. His vital signs are stable, and close contacts have been put under medical observation.