India confirms first coronavirus patient in Kerala; Tripura youth dies in Malaysia

Thiruvanthapuram: One positive case of Novel Coronavirus has been found in Kerala, India. The student was studying at Wuhan University in China. The patient is stable and is being closely monitored. 

A 23-year-old youth from Tripura, who worked in Malaysia, has died of coronavirus. The young man’s grandfather said that the Malaysian authorities had reported on Wednesday morning. The young man worked in the restaurant and died on Tuesday night.

The only two Indian carriers that fly to China — IndiGo and Air India– on Wednesday announced suspension of most of their flights to that country, while India has requested China for permission to operate two flights to bring back its nationals from Hubei province which has been sealed after the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

3 patients at Delhi hospital test negative, discharged: Meanwhile, three patients, who were admitted to Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital, were discharged on Thursday after being tested negative of coronavirus. Since Monday, these three men were kept under tight health monitoring and isolation for the medical treatment after they complained of respiratory illnesses.

“The three patients are of age 24, 34 and 48, respectively. One patient is a student while the other two have gone for the business work trip to China and returned,” Dr. Meenakshi Bhardwaj, medical superintendent of the hospital, said.

In the wake of rising cases of the virus, the central government on Wednesday issued an important travel advisory asking people to refrain from travelling to China.

India has tested 28 samples so far for the deadly infection that broke out in the Wuhan city of China in December last year.