Coronavirus in India: Everything you need to know, death toll reaches to 170 in China

The Coronavirus has spread in 11 countries and suspects have been found in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The government of India is all set to evacuate Indians from Wuhan.

Created On: Jan 30, 2020 11:41 ISTModified On: Jan 30, 2020 11:43 IST

Coronavirus in India: The government of India has kept an Air India Boeing 747 on standby for the evacuation of Indians from Coronavirus hit Wuhan, China. According to the media reports, death toll has been reached to 106. It has infected more than 2700 people in China so far.

Bihar has identified four Coronavirus suspected patients. The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has given special instructions to the authorities to be vigilant in view of the coronavirus. However, no person in the country has been infected with this virus.

WHO on Coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently declared that the global risk of Coronavirus has been increased from moderate to high. WHO report said that China has 1985 confirmed cases in China and suspected patients in various countries double the risk of Coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus Helpline

The government of India has also set up a 24x7 helpline. If anyone wants to know or seeking information can speak to the representatives on the number 011-23978046. The government also asked the people to come forward and report Coronavirus symptoms.

The government of India has also issued an advisory.  All major airports have been asked to examine all passengers coming from China. It was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. 

What is Coronavirus?

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Coronavirus is similar to the viruses that cause serious illnesses ranging from the common cold to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

WHO said that common symptoms of CoV include cough, fever, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties among others. Cases of Coronavirus have been identified in Japan, Thailand, and South Korea. Recently, an English family also came under the grip of this virus.

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Symptoms of Coronavirus
An infected person with the Coronavirus feels uneasy breathing, sore throat, cold, cough, and fever. This fever can transform to pneumonia and pneumonia can exacerbate many problems associated with the kidney. The virus can affect more commonly the people with the weakened immune system, infants and old age people.


According to the various reports, the best policy to prevent Coronavirus is to avoid sea-food. Clean your hands thoroughly before coming from anywhere or eating anything. Since there is no vaccine is available to stop Coronavirus, doctors are using other important medicines to mitigate the risk. The Coronavirus can pose a life threat if it effects for a long time or reaches a fatal level. 

Govt of India on Coronavirus
The Ministry of Health has asked the Ministry of External Affairs to make a list of citizens who have applied for a visa to China by December 31. The government will hold a counseling session for such passengers. It has been directed by civil aviation ministry that all the passengers coming from China will go through a compulsory health check-up at the airport. They will be taken to the pre-immigration counters where they will be examined through thermal cameras.

Coronavirus FAQs

Q. What is Coronavirus?

Ans. According to the WHO Coronaviruses (CoV) is a virus that causes illness starting from the common cold to more severe diseases like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Q. How many countries affected Coronavirus?

Ans. There are 10 countries (China, Australia, France, Japan, Nepal, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, USA and Vietnam) infected with Coronavirus (as of 26, January 2020).  

Q. What Should people do?

Ans. Wash your hands with soap and water frequently as basic hand and respiratory hygiene. Avoid direct contact with live animals and infected people. Cover your nose/mouth while sneezing, coughing.


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