Coronavirus Updates: India reports its third positive case in Kerala

The third case of Coronavirus in India has been reported from Kerala. Earlier, both the cases were also from Kerala. More than 350 people have died in China due to this disease. The Union Health Ministry issued a statement on February 03, 2020, that the third case of Coronavirus has come up in Kerala. The patient came from Wuhan, China. The patient’s tests have found positive and he has kept in isolation in the hospital. At present, the patient’s condition is stable and is being closely monitored.

Earlier, the second case of this disease was reported in India with one student returning from Wuhan to Kerala. He was found infected with the Coronavirus, while 323 Indians and seven Maldivians were airlifted from Wuhan. Total 654 people have been evacuated from China so far.

Coronavirus: A Global Health Emergency

Coronavirus has been declared a Global Health Emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on January 30, 2020. WHO said in a statement that Coronavirus is a significant threat to the world. The WHO statement highlights that people should not go to China.

WHO said that it is a matter of concern that this virus can spread even in countries where the health system is weak. The deadly Coronavirus has claimed more than 200 lives in China and infected about 10,000 people. However, India is expecting its first evacuation mission on January 31. On the other hand, China has not given a green signal for the exercise.

Coronavirus in Kerala

The first case of Coronavirus has also been confirmed in Kerala, India. A student returned to Kerala from Wuhan found infected with the Coronavirus. According to the statement released by the health ministry on January 30, 2020, the first positive case of Novel Coronavirus has been confirmed in Kerala.

What is Coronavirus?

Novel Coronavirus (COV) belongs to a family of viruses whose infection can cause problems ranging from cough to breathlessness. This virus has never been seen before. The virus infection started in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. According to WHO, fever, cough, shortness of breath is its common symptoms. There is no vaccine has been made to stop the virus so far.

How to Prevent Coronavirus?

• The Research Councils, working under the Ministry of AYUSH, have recently issued an advisory based on Ayurveda, Homeopathy, and Unani.
• According to the Ministry of AYUSH, maintaining personal hygiene is the best practice.
• The ministry said that wash your hands with water and soap at least for 20 seconds.
• Don’t touch your mouth, nose, eyes and any other part of the body without washing your hands.
• If you are sick, don’t go outside and avoid close contact with people who are sneezing and coughing.
• Wear a mask when going to crowded areas or markets.
• Always follow a healthy lifestyle and healthy diet practice to strengthen the immune system.

Also Read | Coronavirus in India: Everything you need to know, death toll reaches to 170 in China

Symptoms of Coronavirus

According to the Ministry of Ayush, symptoms of Coronavirus are – Fever, Cold, Sneezing, Cough, and difficulty in breathing.

What to do if Coronavirus symptoms appear?

The government of India has issued an advisory to the people who recently travelled to China or had possible contact with any Coronavirus infected person. The Ministry of Ayush said that call at the Ministry of Health’s control room number 11-2397 8046 for more information. It has also advised that one must wear a mask immediately and rush to the nearest medical facility.


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