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India’s 2nd coronavirus case confirmed in Kerala

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New Delhi, February 2: Two days after the first case of dreaded novel coronavirus case was confirmed in Kerala, one more person has tested positive for the killer virus in the State. A Wuhan university student who returned from China on January 24 has tested positive, according to Union health ministry. The patient is admitted in the isolation ward at the government medical college, Alappuzha.
The patient’s condition is stable and is being closely monitored at the isolation ward of the hospital, according to the ministry.
India stops e-visa for China
India on Sunday temporarily suspended e-visa facility for Chinese travelers and foreigners residing in China in view of the virulent coronavirus.
“Due to certain current developments, travel to India on e-visas stands temporarily suspended with immediate effect,” the Indian Embassy in Beijing announced here.
This applies to holders of Chinese passports and applicants of other nationalities residing in the People’s Republic of China. Holders of already issued e-visas may note that these are no longer valid,” the announcement said.
All those who have a compelling reason to visit India may contact the Embassy of India in Beijing or the Indian consulates in Shanghai or Guangzhou, as well as the Indian Visa Application Centres in these cities,” it said. (PTI)

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