Coronavirus Outbreak: Death toll in China rises to 490

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China has risen to 490 on Wednesday, as 65 more died in the Hubei province, authorities said.

The confirmed figure of coronavirus affected in China jumped to 24,000.

The deadly virus was first detected in China’s Wuhan in late December and has spread to most parts of the world.

On Tuesday, Air India announced that it is suspending its Delhi-Hong Kong flight from February 8 after the authorities there reported the death of a patient being treated for the virus.

Preeti Sudan, Secretary (HFW) on Tuesday chaired a video conference (VC) with Health Secretaries from States/UTs along with senior officials from Ministry of Shipping, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Tourism, & Ministry of Home Affairs to review their preparedness for prevention and management of Novel Coronavirus in India .