Coronavirus outbreak: 104 kept at ITBP’s Delhi facility under quarantine test negative, reports for 300 people awaited

A total of 104 people kept at an ITBP facility have tested negative for the novel coronavirus, while results for over 300 inmates are awaited, a force spokesperson said

Press Trust of India February 06, 2020 08:34:48 IST
Coronavirus outbreak: 104 kept at ITBP’s Delhi facility under quarantine test negative, reports for 300 people awaited
  • A total of 104 people kept at an ITBP facility have tested negative for the novel coronavirus, while results for over 300 inmates are awaited

  • As many as 406 people have been quarantined at the ITBP facility in Delhi's Chhawla area since last week after being evacuated from China

  • Seven people from this group kept at the ITBP centre have been shifted to Safdarjung and AIIMS hospitals over the last two days as a precautionary measure

New Delhi: A total of 104 people kept at an ITBP facility have tested negative for the novel coronavirus , while results for over 300 inmates are awaited, a force spokesperson said on Wednesday.

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Indian nationals who were airlifted from China's Wuhan undergo tests inside a quarantine facility set by up ITBP at Chhawla area of New Delhi. PTI

As many as 406 people have been quarantined at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) facility in Delhi's Chhawla area since last week after they were brought in two batches from Wuhan in China onboard separate Air India flights.

"Samples of all the people being hosted at our facility were taken. 104 samples have been found negative for coronavirus infection, while the report for the rest 302 people is awaited," ITBP spokesperson Vivek Kumar Pandey said.

Seven people from this group kept at the ITBP centre have been shifted to Safdarjung and AIIMS hospitals over the last two days as a precautionary measure and there condition is not linked to the virus infection, he added.

The ITBP facility in the Chhawla area also has seven Maldivians and one Bangladeshi.

Over 600 Indians have been evacuated from Wuhan by the government. The remaining evacuees have been kept at another quarantine facility set up by the Army in Manesar. Wuhan, Hubei's capital, is the epicentre of the outbreak.

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