Coronavirus: Two persons kept under watch in Mumbai after return from China

Mumbai: Two persons, on their return from China, have been kept under medical observation in Mumbai for possible exposure to the novel coronavirus which has infected a large number of people in the neighbouring country, PTI quoted a BMC health officer as saying on Friday.

As many as 1,789 passengers underwent thermal screening at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International
Airport here for the coronavirus since January 19 and two of them, who had travelled to China, have been admitted to civic-run Kasturba Hospital in Chinchpokali, they said.

Till now, no cases of the deadly infection have been detected through these screening efforts, a health department official said.

“No passenger was found positive (for the virus) during thermal scanning with history of visit to Wuhan city of
China in the last 14 days,” he said.

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