The virus originated from Wuhan, a Chinese city, in December and has since then spread to various parts around the world.
The virus originated from Wuhan, a Chinese city, in December and has since then spread to various parts around the world.

Karnataka issue guidelines to deal with coronavirus threat

ANI | Updated: Feb 06, 2020 19:37 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Feb 6 (ANI): Karnataka's Directorate of Health and Family Welfare Services on Thursday issued guidelines for testing, isolation, hospital admission and discharge in view of the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) in Wuhan city of China, a virus that has infected nearly 20,000 globally and has killed more than 500 in China.
According to the guidelines, the sample of any passenger, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, with a history of travel to or residence in Wuhan city of China in the last 14 days, has to be collected and tested.
And the sample of any health personnel, who develops symptoms of the virus after being associated with the infected persons, has to be collected.
The circular further says that the clinical sample of any suspect/probable case of nCoV will be sent to the laboratory confirmation and the case will be kept in isolation. If tested positive, the treatment has to be provided as per the existing guidelines.
The virus originated from Wuhan, a Chinese city, in December and has since then spread to various parts around the world.
China has imposed quarantine and travel restrictions, affecting the movement of 56 million people in more than a dozen cities, amid fears that the transmission rate will accelerate. (ANI)

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