A new test kit to detect coronavirus, that takes just 15 minutes, has been developed at Tianjin University of China. It will help save time in screening out potential patients.
Wuhan city, and much of Hubei province, has been under an unprecedented lockdown January 23 onwards to contain the outbreak.
The WHO on Friday declared the coronavirus outbreak as an international public health emergency.
Union health ministry confirms that a student who came back from to Kerala from China’s Wuhan tested positive for the infection.
Symptoms vary from mild symptoms like fever, cough and malaise to severe pneumonia, kidney failure and death.
The daughter of a government high school principal in Chapra, a PhD student of neuroscience at Tianjin, had flown into Kolkata from China on January 22 and reached home in Chapra a day after.
Samples from the suspected patients have been taken and sent to China for confirmation as there are no laboratories in Pakistan equipped to diagnose the pathogen.
The newly set up Wuhan headquarters for the control and treatment of the disease said on Friday that the upcoming hospital covering an area of 25,000 square meters will be put into use by February 3.
A white paper prepared by Beijing has admitted that India is the victim of global spread and aggravation of terrorism and extremism.
The United Nations Security Council took no action during the closed meeting, which was called for by China and Pakistan.