Kerala Health Minister K.K. has confirmed new cases of coronavirus in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. Shailaja said the family's actions were irresponsible and he did not report to authorities after arriving from Italy.
As a result, the three patients included a 54-year-old man, his 53-year-old wife and their 24-year-old son, who also infected two of their relatives: a 65-year-old man and a 61-year-old man's wife.
"Right now, we are more concerned with providing comprehensive medical services to their three and two relatives."
As of Saturday, at least 34 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India. The latest are Ladakh and Tamil Nadu on Saturday with travel history of Iran and Oman, respectively.
On January 30, a medical student from Thrissur studied in Wuhan. ChinaIt became the country's first coronavirus-positive patient, and soon her two classmates also became positive. All three of them have recovered.
At least 16 Italians in India are positive for the disease. Agra, New Delhi and Gulam have also reported other cases in the country.
Currently, as many as 52 laboratories across the country are testing the COVID-19 virus. Viral transport media and swabs were also provided for sample collection in 57 additional laboratories.
According to the Ministry of Health, 700,000 people from more than 7,000 flights have been inspected at different airports.
In order to raise awareness, all telecommunications operators have released a special COVID-19 mobile caller music that plays basic infection prevention information when a caller makes a call.