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Coronavirus: Doctors examine 178 passengers, express satisfaction over arrangement in Kerala

Kochi, Jan 27 (UNI) Expressing their satisfaction over the arrangement of the airport authorities here, a team of doctors on Monday examined the passenger manifests and details of 178 passengers who were screened by the airport health officers.
The team of doctors deputed by the Union Health Ministry to conduct thermal screening for the novel coronavirus at the international airport here, also visited Kalamassery Medical College Hospital, where an isolation ward has been set up to observe patients.
Two persons, who returned from China following the outbreak of coronavirus, are under observation in the hospital. One is under observation at a private hospital here, district health officials said.
Their health condition is normal. The blood samples of the three suspected patients have been sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune, they said.
Officials said, a total of 24 passengers underwent screening for the virus but no suspicious case was reported.
On Friday, 80 people who returned to Kerala from China were kept under surveillance by health officials in the state for possible exposure to coronavirus.
While seven persons who had shown mild symptoms of fever, cough and sore throat, were being treated at various health centres in Kerala, 73 others have been put under home surveillance, officials said.
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