While China is bearing the major brunt of the novel coronavirus (nCoV), India is also at the risk of an outbreak. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that the global risk of the novel coronavirus outbreak has increased from moderate to high. It has also said that China has 1985 confirmed cases and suspected patients in various countries double the risk of an epidemic or contagion event.
The Indian government has said that it is taking all the necessary steps to prevent the virus from spreading to India, including air-traveller thermal and symptomatic screening. The union health ministry has also issued a travel advisory for citizens travelling to and from China stating some precautionary measures.
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