Three persons suspected of novel Coronavirus test negative in Jaipur

Arrangements have been made at Alwar's ESIC Medical College for keeping nearly 300 Indian citizens airlifted from China's Wuhan city, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.

Published: 02nd February 2020 02:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd February 2020 08:13 PM   |  A+A-

The isolation ward set up at Thrissur Medical College Hospital to accommodate coronavirus infected person | Express

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By PTI

JAIPUR: Three persons who were admitted to a hospital here have tested negative for the novel coronavirus, officials said on Sunday.

They were admitted to the hospital on Saturday and were kept under observation.

"All three have tested negative for coronavirus," Dr DS Meena, Superintendent of SMS Hospital said on Sunday.

Arrangements have been made at Alwar's ESIC Medical College for keeping nearly 300 Indian citizens airlifted from China's Wuhan city, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.

The batch of passengers has not yet arrived and is likely to arrive on Monday, said Ravi Sharma, a state health department official coordinating with the Centre.

He said 300 beds have been prepared in two hostels and adequate staff has been deployed.

Deputy CMHO, Alwar, Dr Chhabil Kumar said the passengers will be quarantined and kept under observation for 28 days.

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