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Delhi, Telangana report a case each of COVID-19

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Two more cases of COVID-19 — one in Delhi and another in Telangana — have been reported in the country, taking the total number of positive cases to five, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

According to Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, the person from Delhi had travelled to Italy, while the other one has a recent travel history to Dubai.

“Both the patients had self-reported after they developed symptoms. They tested positive. They are stable and being closely monitored. We are now contacting their family and others who have come in contact with them to ensure that the virus is contained and any case is picked up at the earliest,” he said.

The infected person in Delhi had self-reported at the RML Hospital here after returning to India, while the one in Telangana had initially gone to a private hospital and then was referred to a government hospital.

There are now reports of an Italian tourist in India showing symptoms of the infection. The Health Ministry has maintained that he has not been confirmed for the virus and that a sample has been sent to NIV, Pune.

Minister of Health (State) Ashwini Choubey said 15 laboratories were working to tackled the disease and 19 more would be set up. The three students from Kerala, who were found positive with the virus, had been discharged from hospital after they recovered and tested negative.

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