Coronavirus Update in India: Haryana Health Department looking for nine students who reached via 'alternate routes'
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The Haryana Health Department has formed teams to locate nine students who reached India taking alternate routes without informing the government, this comes after 600 Indians were evacuated from China following Coronavirus outbreak.

According to Dainik Bhaskar, the Haryana Health Department has identified 15 people who reached India taking alternate routes. This was revealed after a medical student was admitted to PGIMS hospital in Rohtak. The man complained of breathing problems, body ache, and fever. The student had recently returned to India from China has been kept under observation in a hospital in Haryana's Rohtak over suspicion of being hit by Chinese Coronavirus. The student has admitted that he had returned to India from China via Bangkok.

The medical student also accepted that he left China over fears of being caught and detained after the country imposed a travel ban. The Dainik Bhaskar’s report also states that five other suspects are kept in their homes while and the health department has formed teams to locate nine other students who returned through this route.

The Air India's special flight earlier this week had evacuated around 600 Indians from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

The two special flights carrying as many as 647 Indians and 7 Maldivians had reached New Delhi on Saturday and Sunday. The team led by Air India's Director of Operations Captain Amitabh Singh included 30 cabin crew, eight pilots, 10 commercial staff of Air India and one senior officer from AI CMD Secretariat.

The Death toll in China's novel coronavirus epidemic has climbed to 636 with 73 mortalities on Thursday, while the total number of confirmed cases crossed 31,000. Hubei province and its provincial capital Wuhan, which are the epicenter of the virus outbreak, reported 69 deaths on Thursday while Jilin, Henan, Guangdong and Hainan provinces reported one each, China's National Health Commission said. A total of 73 people died on Thursday and 31,161 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection had been reported from 31 provincial-level regions, the commission said. Also, a total of 1,540 patients infected with the virus had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Thursday, it said, highlighting that a large number of people getting cured.

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