6 with COVID-19 symptoms quarantined in Maharashtra

▴ 6 with COVID19 symptoms quarantined in Maharashtra
Only six people are quarantined in Mumbai and Pune for possible Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection at present, the health department of the Maharashtra government said on Tuesday.

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.

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