Puducherry on alert amid coronavirus threat: CM Narayanasamy

South India

MADURAI: Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Sunday said that Puducherry on high alert amid coronavirus scare in the country.

He also stated that the airport and the state's borders are being thoroughly inspected for tourists arriving in Puducherry.

"The man from Dubai, who had shown coronavirus related symptoms and was kept under observation, is now being discharged," Narayanasamy told ANI.

He also added that a special ward for the coronavirus has been opened at the Jipmer hospital in Puducherry.

As of now, at least 40 positive confirmed cases of novel coronavirus have been detected in India. This includes a sizeable number of Italian nationals.

The disease has caused the deaths of over 3300 people globally.


With inputs from ANI

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