Union Health Ministry has said that the government is on and fully prepared to deal with the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China. Health Secretary Preeti Sudan said a total of 9,156 passengers from 43 flights were screened for novel coronavirus infection till Tuesday at the seven identified airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Kolkata. She said, till now, no cases have been detected. Ms. Sudan said passengers traveling from China requested to report to the nearest public health facility in case they feel any symptoms.
Meanwhile, the death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak in China has reached 17. The confirmed infection cases have also sharply risen to more than 550 on Wednesday. The cases of the deadly pneumonia were reported from the US, Hong Kong, Macao, and Mexico.
According to WHO, common symptoms of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) strain include respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death. (AIR NEWS)