Coronavirus news India outbreak LIVE updates: Air India flight with 119 Indians from the quarantined Japanese ship reaches Delhi; IAF Globemaster brings back 112
138 Indians, including 132 crew members and six passengers, were among the 3,711 people on board the luxury cruise ship. It went into quarantine off Japan on February 5. Medical crew found that a former passenger had tested positive for the virus.
Of these, 16 tested positive for coronavirus and will remain in Japan for treatment, while the rest will return to India.
The Indian government is helping in their return.
Coronavirus News India : Flight from Tokyo with Indians reached Delhi.
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said on Twitter: “Air India’s flight has just landed from Tokyo in Delhi. It has 119 Indians and 5 nationals from Sri Lanka, Nepal, South Africa and Peru. They went into quarantine due to # COVID19 aboard the #DiamondPrincess ship. Appreciate the relief from the Japanese authorities. “
In a health report, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan urged Indians to avoid unnecessary trips. This is to Singapore, South Korea, Iran and Italy after the corona virus broke out.
Coronovirus hurdles for Tokyo Olympics.
Expect the Tokyo Olympics to go ahead as planned despite Corona virus concerns, says Rijiju. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said today that he expects this year’s Tokyo Olympics to run smoothly. He firther said despite concerns about the fate of the games given the new threat posed by the corona virus. “Virus China mey hi, Tokyo my Nahi (the virus is in China, not Tokyo),” Rijiju replied to questions about the games on the sidelines of a workshop to raise Indian athletes’ awareness of Japanese etiquette and culture here.
As per the schedule the Olympics has to take place from July to August this year. But a senior IOC member, Dick Pound, said the event may have to be canceled. That is if the fatal outbreak of the coronavirus does not fall under control by May.
Coronavirus has infected over 80,000 people. Not alone in china but also in 37 countries effect was there . It has caused more than 2,600 deaths in the past few months.
Earlier this month, India evacuated up to 640 of its nationals from Wuhan. It was from the capital of the Hubei province of China, which was the epicenter of the novel corona virus. These are coronavirus news India updates.
There were only three positive Coronavirus in India cases found in Kerala. All three were medical students from China. All the three have recovered well.