Two Indian Nurses Suspected to be Infected with Coronavirus Quarantined
News 18 on February 04 reported that two nurses from Kerala have been quarantined on suspicion of being infected with Corona Virus. They were a part of the first medical team that evacuated Indians from Wuhan in China. They were stranded there after the country enforced a lockdown order to contain the spread of the virus.
While as many as 650 Indians in China were rescued by Air India, four got stuck there as they failed to get a clean bill of health by the doctors. This was a part of the exercise aimed at containing the spread of the deadly viruses.
Sharath Pram and Ajo Jose are the two male nurses working at Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital who are suspected to have contracted coronavirus, that had claimed more than 427 lives there, while over 20,000 people, including the two of them from outside China, suspected to be infected with the virus worldwide.
In India three positive cases of the coronavirus – all students from Kerala have been detected, says the report. They too have been quarantined and being kept under close medical observations.
All precautions by the Indian airlines were in place to keep interactions between the passengers and the staff to a bare minimum, with gloves and masks being provided to them as well as a pre-emptive measure.
Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani said, “No service will available in the plane and whatever food is available there will be kept in seat pockets. There will be no interaction between the cabin crew and passengers”, he said
He added “Masks and gloves have been arranged both for the crew and passengers. For our crew on board, we have also arranged a complete set of protective gear“