Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan told reporters in a press conference that on conducting contact tracing of the person tested positive in Delhi, it was found out that the patient infected six members of his family who are in Agra. All six members have tested positive for the virus, taking the number number of confirmed cases in India to 25. In total 28 cases have been detected in India, where 3 patients have already recovered.
Vardhan further confirmed that 14 out of 21 Italian nationals have found positive for coronavirus. They have been sent to at Indo-Tibetan Border Police’s (ITBP) quarantine facility in Chhawla.
He also said that all hospitals in Delhi have been asked to develop good quality isolation wards, in order to stay prepared if more cases of COVID-19 are suspected in the National Capital.
Further , it is learnt that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be participating in any ‘Holi milan’ programmes this year in view of Novel Coronavirus outbreak. He cited experts’ advice to reduce mass gatherings to avoid the spread of the deadly virus.