Coronavirus Outbreak: Six Chinese Nationals Put Under Surveillance in Shimla

Shimla: Six Chinese nationals, who arrived in Himachal Pradesh up to now few days, had been put below surveillance right here on Wednesday in view of the unconventional coronavirus outbreak in China, an professional mentioned. The Chinese nationals, who arrived right here in two batches on February 13 and February 16 by way of Kolkata, had been “asymptomatic”. The state well being division were given to learn about their presence right here on Tuesday night time.

They were put below surveillance and instructed to report back to the well being officers in case of signs of cough and fever, the professional mentioned. Officials of the built-in illness surveillance programme (IDSP) on Wednesday visited the house keep in Lakkar Bazar the place they’ve been staying and located that they had been “asymptomatic”.

None of the six Chinese nationals visited Wuhan, the epicentre of the unconventional coronavirus outbreak, after January 15, the professional mentioned. Five of them got here to India from China on January 28 and 29, while the 6th Chinese nationwide got here from Malaysia on January 29.

The 5 Chinese had been screened in China prior to leaving for India they usually had been once more screened on the Kolkata airport. Visas of the five-member team are legitimate until February 27, while the 6th particular person’s visa is legitimate until June.

All of them are scheduled to go away Shimla on Thursday, he added. The Chinese had previous visited a number of Indian towns, together with Kolkata, Gaya, Delhi, Rishikesh, Chandigarh, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur and Amritsar.

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