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Coronavirus outbreak: 6 test positive in India, PM Modi, Delhi govt urge all not to panic

The Delhi’s Hyatt Regency hotel has asked all its employees to self-quarantine for 14 days after it came to light that a coronavirus patient had dined at a restaurant in the hotel on February 28.

The hotel has issued a statement, stating that it is taking precautionary measures.

“Since receiving this news, as advised by the authorities, the hotel has enacted elevated precautionary operational protocols, including deep-cleaning measures in the restaurant, colleagues lockers and in all public areas, restaurants and meeting spaces across the hotel,” the statement read.

According to Health ministry, six people have been tested positive for coronavirus in India till now.

The union ministry of health and welfare said six people who came in contact with the Delhi patient have been kept in isolation after they were found to have high viral load. “Contact tracing of the persons who have come in contact with these six persons is also simultaneously being done through the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) network,” the ministry said.

Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said that the process of setting up of isolation wards has been initiated and all possible steps to keep Delhi safe, isolation wards are being readied. “We have to take care of personal hygiene & develop a habit of washing our hands frequently,” said Sisodia.

Over 3.5 lakh N95 masks have been arranged and over 8,000 separation kits for staff treating coronavirus patients have been prepared.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said there was “no need to panic” over the coronavirus scare in India. In a series of tweet, he also urged Indians to work together and take “small yet important measures to ensure self-protection”.

Two schools in Noida, Uttar Pradesh were shut down on Tuesday after it was found that the child of the Delhi man who tested positive for coronavirus yesterday studied in one of the schools. The other school which is in the vicinity also decided to shut down temporarily.

The number of death killed by coronavirus has crossed 3,000 worldwide and over 90,000 people have been affected by the deadly virus which originated in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in China.

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