Maharashtra health the department says that only six people are quarantined—four in Mumbai and two Pune—for suspected COVID-19 contagion as of now.
Passengers traveling from 12 countries/regions like China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam, Italy, Iran, and Malaysia is subjected to screening in Mumbai airport.
Since January 18 almost 65,621 passengers have undergone the screening for suspected COVID-19 exposure, once they arrive at the Mumbai international airport. It kept a close tab on 401 travelers who arrived from countries hit by COVID-19 but did not show up symptoms of the virus. Till now, 318 of them have completed their two-week of the follow-up period, reveals the health department through a release. Another 152 were admitted to isolation wards of hospitals for symptoms of which swab samples of 149 of these passengers tested negative to COVID-19 infection.
Travelers are being screened in Gadchiroli, Nanded, Buldhana, Nagpur, Wardha, Sangli, Ahmednagar, Amaravati, Palghar, Jalgaon, Chandrapur, Nashik, Solapur and Satara districts along with Mumbai, Thane, and Pune.
Meanwhile, NCP MP Supriya Sule said 34 people from Kolhapur district are stranded in Iran amid the novel coronavirus scare there. She asked External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to ensure their safe return.