New Delhi: The health ministry on Wednesday has confirmed that there are 28 confirmed cases of coronavirus in India, including those three in Kerala who have been discharged after they got cured. Also Read - Amid Global Coronavirus Scare; Google Cancels IO 2020, Its Biggest Annual Event

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PlaceNumber of cases
Delhi (Noida)1
Italian Tourists16
The driver of Italian Tourists who is Indian1

The Centre swung into action promptly as the virus started spreading in China’s Wuhan. The screening started at major airports. Several suspects were quarantined in army and ITBP camps and were kept under observation. Indian students in Wuhan were flown back almost immediately. Still, how did the number rise up to 28? Also Read - Can Coronavirus Spread Through Sex? Will You Get it If You Play Holi?

Though it’s a two-digit number and a sudden jump has been recorded, the majority of this 28 are those Italian travellers who came to India before the screening started, health minister Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday. From that group, their driver has got the infection.

The Hyderabad case got screened at the airport. so, it didn’t spread.

The Delhi man was not screened because he was travelling from Europe — not previously thought to have been massively hit by coronavirus. From him, his family members in Agra got the virus.

All international passengers to be screened from now on

Passengers arriving from select countries were being screened so far. But as Iran and Italy have emerged as major hubs of coronavirus infection, all international travellers will be screened from now on.

So far, 5,89,000 people have been screened at airports, over 10 lakh screened at borders with Nepal and around 27,000 were currently under community surveillance.