AGENCIES, New Delhi: Amid a worldwide panic over the rapid spread of the disease, two people have tested positive for coronavirus, the government said on Monday.
“One positive case of COVID-19 has been detected in New Delhi, and one has been detected in Telangana,” the Union health ministry said in a release. “The person from Delhi has a travel history from Italy, while the one from Telangana has a travel history from Dubai. Further details of his travels are being ascertained,” it said.
The ministry added that both the patients are in stable condition and are being closely monitored.
Worldwide, Italy has reported a swelling number of cases of the coronavirus infection. Italian authorities have announced that the number of people infected in the country soared 50% to 1,694 in just 24 hours, and five more had died, bringing the death toll there to 34.
The first three cases of COVID-19 in India were reported among students from Kerala who returned from China’s Wuhan, which is the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. After the third case was reported, the southern state had declared a “medical calamity” last month and put restrictions on large gatherings and excursions.