Jammu and Kashmir policemen stop passengers travelling by road to advise them to avail a screening facility to guard against the new coronavirus in Lakhanpur, India. Picture: Channi Anand/AP
Jammu and Kashmir policemen stop passengers travelling by road to advise them to avail a screening facility to guard against the new coronavirus in Lakhanpur, India. Picture: Channi Anand/AP

16 Italian tourists test positive for coronavirus in India

By dpa Time of article published Mar 4, 2020

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New Delhi - Sixteen Italian tourists who have been travelling in India for the past two weeks have tested positive for the new coronavirus and are being treated in isolation wards.

These cases have taken the total number of positive cases in India to 28 so far, federal Health Minister Harsh Vardhan says.

The group of around 25 Italians had arrived in India on February 21 before screening of passengers from Italy started, Vardhan said.

An Italian man was found positive for the virus along with his wife and were being treated in a Jaipur hospital. Fourteen others were quarantined at a military medical facility in the outskirts of Delhi.

An Indian man who was driving the tourists around had also tested positive, Vardhan said. Additionally, three Indian students from Wuhan who had tested positive in Kerala in February had been treated and released. The others from Delhi, Agra and Hyderabad were being treated in isolation wards.

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