Coronavirus in Hubei: 242 deaths, 15,000 new patients in 1 day

Two people who reached Kolkata Airport from Bangkok today have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus during thermal screening

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A record 242 people died in a single day due to the deadly coronavirus in Hubei province of China and about 15,000 new cases have been reported. Local officials gave this information on Thursday. According to the local health commission, on Wednesday, 14,840 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Hubei province.

According to the official news agency Xinhua, a record 242 people lost their lives in the province on Wednesday. With the confirmation of 48,206 cases in the province, there has been increased concern about its rapid spread. China is to release data on cases related to it across the country on Thursday.

By Wednesday, the number of fatal coronaviruses in China increased to 1,115 and 44,763 cases were reported. A team of international experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived here on Monday night under the leadership of in-charge Bruce Alward to deal with emergency health conditions. The team has started working with the Chinese health authorities to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

The first case of coronavirus was reported in December in Wuhan, China. After this, it spread to more than 25 countries. In China, it has killed 1,367 people so far and about 60,000 cases have been reported. And this is a highly conservative figure that the world refuses to believe.

The number of patients on the Diamond Princess cruise standing on the Yokohama coast of Japan has increased to 218. Foreign Minister S. According to Jaishankar, two Indians on the cruise have also been infected. He has spoken of providing all possible help.

China, for the past two days, is quickly revising the toll figures upward, getting closer and closer to the magnitude of the pandemic estimated by the world.

2 coronavirus-infected patients arrive in Kolkata airport

Two people who reached Kolkata Airport from Bangkok today have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus during thermal screening. The Airport Authority of India has given this information. With this, three cases have been confirmed in Kolkata, according to the news agency PTI. Earlier three cases have been reported in Kerala. The three returned to Kerala from China.

Doctors and paramedic personnel examine international passengers for coronavirus infection

A passenger named Himadri Burman on Tuesday and Nagendra Singh were confirmed to be infected with the virus on Wednesday. Kaushik Bhattacharya, director of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. Both have been admitted to Beliaghata ID Hospital.

Meanwhile, a ship carrying 19 Chinese crew members that sailed from Shanghai on 29 January is arriving in Kolkata today. Port authorities quarantined cargo ship Genius Star at Sagar Island, 120 km from Kolkata yesterday. It sent a medical team of the Kolkata Port Trust on board. The team examined whether the crew members had fever.

The ship is likely to dock at the port at around 5:30 PM where the crew will once again undergo thermal scanning to test if anyone has a fever. The Public Health Organisation under West Bengal’s Ministry of Health will conduct the second round of testing.

Flights between Kolkata and China cancelled

Bhattacharya said that earlier a passenger named Anita Oraon was also confirmed to have suffered from coronavirus during thermal scanning. Already, two airlines have cancelled flights between Kolkata and China. Low-cost carrier IndiGo has temporarily cancelled its flights between Kolkata and Guangzhou from 6 February to 25 February. The airline gave its information in a statement.

After IndiGo, China Eastern Airlines postponed its flights between Kunming, Kolkata, China from 10 February to 29 February. Passengers from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok to Kolkata were being screened from January 17. Currently, passengers coming from Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok are being screened, as there are no known flights from China.

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