Indian Embassy opens hotline in China, death toll reaches to 25

Indian Embassy opens hotline in China, death toll reaches to 25

   Kautilya Academy    24-01-2020

What is Coronavirus? Indian Embassy opens hotline in China, death toll reaches to 25

Indian Embassy opens hotline in China, death toll reaches to 25

Coronavirus in News: The Government of India has set up a hotline in Wuhan Huanggang cities to help Indian citizens.  The Chinese government has announced to shut down five cities in the country as an emergency measure. Indian students are facing a lot of trouble due to the closure of Wuhan city. There are about 700 Indian students in Wuhan doing medical studies.

The Government of India has also issued an advisory.  All major airports have been asked to examine all passengers coming from China. It was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. 

What is Coronavirus?

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Coronavirus is similar to the viruses that cause serious illnesses ranging from the common cold to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

The WHO said that common symptoms of CoV include cough, fever, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties among others. Cases of Coronavirus have been identified in Japan, Thailand, and South Korea. Recently, an English family also came under the grip of this virus.

Symptoms of Coronavirus

An infected person with the Coronavirus feels uneasy while breathing, sore throat, cold, cough, and fever. This fever can transform into pneumonia and pneumonia can exacerbate many problems associated with the kidney. The virus can affect more commonly the people with the weakened immune system, infants and old age people.


According to the various reports, the best policy to prevent Coronavirus is to avoid sea-food. Clean your hands thoroughly before coming from anywhere or eating anything. Since there is no vaccine is available to stop Coronavirus, doctors are using other important medicines to mitigate the risk. Coronavirus can pose a life threat if it affects a long time or reaches a fatal level. 

Govt. of India on Coronavirus

The Ministry of Health has asked the Ministry of External Affairs to make a list of citizens who have applied for a visa to China by December 31. The government will hold a counseling session for such passengers. It has been directed by civil aviation ministry that all the passengers coming from China will go through a compulsory health check-up at the airport. They will be taken to the pre-immigration counters where they will be examined through thermal cameras.

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