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An 85-year-old man in Jaipur, Rajasthan who had returned from Dubai on February 28, tested positive for novel coronavirus, a state government official said on Wednesday.

The man was found notional positive in the first test done on Tuesday and hence, a second test was conducted with fresh samples. Reports of the test came out late Tuesday night, Additional Chief Secretary, Medical and Health, Rohit Kumar Singh, said.

The man who travelled to Dubai has been tested positive for coronavirus. It has been confirmed now,” Singh said.

“We have also got the manifest of the Spicejet flight he took from Dubai to Jaipur and are doing due diligence on that,” the Singh added.

The diagnosed man has been kept in isolation at the SMS Hospital in Jaipur.

“The man came to the hospital on Monday with symptoms of the virus. After the first test, his wife and son too have been kept in isolation at the hospital. The two, however, do not have coronavirus affliction symptoms,” Singh said.

Coronavirus is relentless across the world and the numbers are only rising with each passing day. Over 119,220 cases of the novel coronavirus have been updated globally with 4,299 fatalities.

The total number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in India now stands at 60.

  • J&K- 1 case
  • Ladakh- 2 cases
  • Rajasthan- 17 cases
  • Delhi- 4 cases
  • Maharashtra- 5 cases
  • UP- 8 cases
  • Karnataka- 4 cases
  • Kerala- 17 cases
  • Tamil Nadu- 1 case
  • Telangana- 1 case

External Affair Minister S Jaishankar, speaking in the Rajya Sabha today, said, “6 Indian health officials are deputed in Iran to set up sampling & testing facilities there. 108 samples were received in #India on March 7. People who tested negative were brought back yesterday. Samples of 529 more Indians are being tested in NIV Pune.”

“Challenge growing every passing day in Europe, we can’t neglect that,” he addd.

The Union Health Ministry has people to avoid from travelling to China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, Japan, France, Spain and Germany and advised them to avoid non-essential travel abroad in view of the coronavirus outbreak.


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