Delhi resident tests positive for coronavirus, cases in India rise to 31

Delhi resident tests positive for coronavirus, cases in India rise to 31

A person from Delhi with a recent travel history to Thailand and Malaysia has tested positive for novel coronavirus, taking the total number of such cases in India to 31.

Officials said the person, a resident of Delhi's Uttam Nagar, had travelled to Thailand and Malaysia and has been kept under observation after testing positive.

A man from Ghaziabad, who had travelled to Iran, tested positive for novel coronavirus on Thursday. Officials had the middle-aged man had recently made a trip to Iran.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Delhi-NCR has now reached four - two from Delhi, one each in Ghaziabad and Gurgaon.

Till Wednesday, 29 people, including 16 Italian tourists, had tested positive for coronavirus. The list included the first three cases in the country from Kerala last month. The three persons were discharged following recovery.

Meanwhile, Delhi government on Thursday said 11 separate rooms and isolation wards have been set up at the Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Narayan Hospital to treat coronavirus patients.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the government is also well prepared to increase the number of rooms and facilities as and when required. He said those tested positive for the virus will be admitted to single-occupancy rooms.

Amid coronavirus scare, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had on Thursday announced that all primary schools in the national capital will remain closed till March 31 to prevent the possibility of spread of coronavirus. Primary classes of Kendriya Vidyalayas in Delhi will also remain closed till March 31.