Suspected case of coronavirus reaches Rajasthan; patient kept in isolation

Rajasthan has reported a suspected case of coronavirus, following which the state Health Minister Raghu Sharma has directed that the patient be kept in isolation.

Sharma said a patient who returned to India after completing the MBBS course in China, was kept in isolation at the SMS Hospital on the suspicion of being affected by coronavirus.

He also directed to conduct a screening of all the family members.

The Minister, in an official statement said a blood sample of the patient was sent to Pune’s National Virology Laboratory.

The death toll due to the coronavirus has risen to 80 in China, while more than 2000 people are now infected, sources said