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2 coronavirus cases in India travelled from Dubai


DUBAI – Two people were found positive of the new coronavirus in India on Monday (March 2), with one of them travelling there from Dubai, according to the Indian government’s press office.

According to the Press Information Bureau, one person tested positive for the virus in New Delhi, while another tested positive in Telangana. The bureau said that the infected person from Telengana had travelled from Dubai.

“Both the patients are stable and are being closely monitored,” the government said in a statement.

India’s Health Minister Harsh Vardhan urged the public not to panic. “If you spot any of the symptoms of the virus please see a doctor or call our helpline,” he said at a press conference on Monday.

The two new cases bring India’s number of coronavirus cases to five, with three cases reported in Kerala last month. The three patients had returned to India from China.

In the UAE, 21 people had tested positive for the new coronavirus, with five of those cases fully recovered, according to the Ministry of Health.

As a precaution, the Ministry of Education has suspended nursery classes across the UAE for 14 days and also ordered schools to suspend all internal and external trips, activities and events. ICA/Expat Media

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