Bihar Girl Suspected with Corona Virus, Admitted to Hospital

New Delhi (Reporters Today): Amid reports of the death toll from Corona virus rising to 80 in China with 2,744 confirmed cases of the disease today, one girl from Chhapra district in Bihar has been admitted to Patna Hospital after symptoms similar to Corona virus infection were found.

The girl, named Ekta, who returned from China was earlier admitted to Saran hospital but later referred to the Patna Hospital. The district administration was shocked when it came to know that symptoms of Corona virus were found. Last night, the Ministry of External Affairs however confirmed that no Indian in China has been affected by the disease so far, adding that the Indian embassy in Beijing is in touch with Indian students studying in Wuhan and Hubei and other Indians living in different parts of China.

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted that External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is closely monitoring the situation, adding “We are also closely coordinating with Chinese authorities. As of now, we understand that no Indian citizens have been affected by the outbreak and that food and water supplies are available to them.”  The MEA informed that three help lines have been made operational at the Indian embassy in Beijing to address the concerns of Indians without any delay.

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