India: 24 Italian's Undergo COVID-19 Test At ITBP Quarantine Facility

Publish On: 03 Mar, 2020 04:28 PM | Updated   |   Sj Desk  

After two more cases of the deadly coronavirus were confirmed in the country, India intensified its medical screening to contain the virus from spreading. 

24 Italian nationals have been taken to the Indo Tibetan Border Police’s quarantine facility in Chhawla, Delhi to be tested for the novel virus. The 24 people are currently undergoing screening tests. 

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On Monday, the government confirmed two new cases of the virus-- one in Delhi and one in Telangana. Previously, there were three other cases of COVID-19-- all in Kerala. However, the three were stable and have said to be recovered. 

The Delhi man is a 46-year-old with a travel history to Italy, where coronavirus cases are on a rise. The positive test result of the man has prompted two schools in Noida to shut down. One of the schools is where his two children studied.

In Telangana, a 24-year-old software engineer tested positive for COVID-19. He works in Banglore and returned from Dubai last month where he is suspected to have picked up the virus from. 

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“Both the patients had self-reported after they developed symptoms. They tested positive. They are stable and being closely monitored,” Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said yesterday.

Allegedly, an Italian man tested positive in Jaipur, however, has not yet confirmed the case.