Breaking: Number of Coronavirus victims in India rises to 28

In India, the number of cases of coronavirus has now jumped up to 28. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today announced that out of 21 Italian nationals 16 were found positive for coronavirus. They have been sent to quarantine facility of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in Chhawla.

In addition, six  family members of Delhi man who had been diagnosed with coronavirus were also tested positive for the virus that has killed more than 3,000 people worldwide so far.

"On conducting contact tracing of the person tested positive in Delhi, we came to know that he infected 6 members of his family who are in Agra. All 6 members tested positive for coronavirus," Vardhan said.

The government has now started comprehensive testing of all passengers from arriving international flights at airports to control the spread of the deadly virus in India. Over 5 lakh people have been screened at airports so far, said Harsh Vardhan.

Rapid response teams will work to curb the spread of coronavirus with different states."We have requested all hospitals in Delhi to develop good quality isolation wards, in order to stay prepared if more cases of coronavirus are suspected in the national capital," said Health Minister today.