Coronavirus kills 106, infects over 2,700 in China, efforts on to evacuate Indians from virus-hit Wuhan

China continues to reel under the deadly Coronavirus (nCov) outbreak as the sharply rising death toll reached 106, causing global alarm. The virus, which has spread across the country, has infected over 2,700 people mostly in Wuhan and other Chinese cities.

At least one death was reported in China’s capital city, Beijing on Monday. The coronavirus victim in Beijing was identified as a 50-year-old man who had visited virus-hit Wuhan on January 8 and developed a fever after returning to Beijing seven days later. He died of respiratory failure.

Meanwhile, the Indian and the Chinese officials on Monday discussed plans to evacuate over 250 Indians from Wuhan city and Hubei province in view of the virus outbreak. Indian diplomats held a meeting with officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China on Monday regarding the evacuation of the Indians from China, Indian embassy officials said.

In view of the Coronavirus outbreak which has sent an alarm across the world, a total of 3,756 air passengers returning from China have been screened in Mumbai in the last nine days. While five of these were found to have symptoms of Coronavirus (cough and fever), no confirmed case of the deadly disease has been found so far in Mumbai.