Coronavirus update: India reports first case in Kerala
India reported its first positive case of Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) on Thursday. The ministry of health and family welfare in an official statement said that a student studying in Wuhan University, has been tested positive in Kerala.

“The patient has tested positive for Novel Coronavirus and is in isolation ward in the hospital. The patient is stable and is being closely monitored," the statement said. According to ministry of health and family welfare, states and union territories have started the thermal and symptomatic screening at all identified airports.

Indian government has said that it is prepared to handle any outbreak in the country. “Thermal screening sensors are operational and few more such equipment is being procured. The immigration and other staff members at the airports have been sensitized and dedicated ambulances are placed at the Airports. Deployment of medical & para-medical staff is also being done for round-the-clock service," an official statement said.

Hospitals have made isolation wards and readied to face any contingency. Personal Protection Equipments and masks are available in adequate quantity in all the States/UTs," the government said.

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