Coronavirus cases rise to 31 in India as Delhi resident tests positive

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 31, as another Delhi resident has tested positive.

The person has a travel history of Thailand and Malaysia, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

The patient is in hospital quarantine and stable, the statement said.

As per the latest advisory, all international passengers irrespective of nationality are mandated to undergo universal medical screening. Adequate screening measures have been setup and nine more airports have been added to the existing 21, bringing the total to 30 airports, as of today.

In addition, a day-long national level training on Covid-19 has been organized by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and WHO. This was inaugurated by Health Secretary Preeti Sudan.  It is being attended by 280 health officials from all states, & hospitals of railways, defence, and paramilitary forces. It was also virtually attended by 1000 nodes across the country, it said.