15 Italian tourists, 1 Indian test positive to coronavirus, sent to quarantine in Delhi
New Delhi : India recorded its biggest jump in the coronavirus cases after 15 Italian tourists and one Indian, who was with them, tested positive to the coronavirus. All 16 people have been sent to quarantine in the national capital.
The 15 Italian tourists were a part of 23-member tourists who had landed in Delhi and then travelled to Rajasthan. One of them - currently in Jaipur - tested positive on Tuesday, making it the fifth case in India in the last two months; his wife is also under watch for suspected infection.
This is the biggest group so far in the country that has been infected by the virus, which was first reported in Wuhan city of mainland China in December. The virus has now been reported in over 60 countries.
On Monday, two fresh cases of the disease were reported in Delhi and Hyderabad. The Delhi patient, 45, had recently gone to Italy, which is emerging as another hub for the outbreak.
According to news reports, he was not screened at the airport as he had returned from Austria, where no cases of coronavirus were reported.
The crew of the Air India flight that flew him last week has been asked to stay in isolation at their homes for 14 days.
The affected passenger in Hyderabad -a techie from Bengaluru - had travelled on an IndiGo flight on February 20. The crew of the flight have been placed under observation.