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Ghaziabad man with travel history to Iran tests positive for coronavirus, total cases rise to 30

Health Ministry asked states to form rapid response teams block and village levels, stating cases of community transmission have been observed.

Published: 05th March 2020 03:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th March 2020 05:15 PM   |  A+A-

People wearing a protective mask in the wake of novel coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak at Safderjung Hospital in New Delhi on Wednesday.

People wearing a protective mask in the wake of novel coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak at Safderjung Hospital in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Photo | Shekhar Yadav, EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: One more case of novel coronavirus was reported in Ghaziabad in the national capital region, taking the total number in the country to 30 so far, official sources said on Thursday.

The patient is a middle-aged man with a recent travel history to Iran, they said.

Amid rising cases of coronavirus, the Union Health Ministry on Thursday asked states to form rapid response teams at district, block and village levels, stating cases of community transmission have been observed.

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As of now, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country stands at 30, including 16 Italian tourists.

The figure includes the first three cases reported from Kerala last month who have already been discharged following recovery.



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