A Mira Road resident was quarantined at Kasturba Hospital after screening at the CSM International Airport for Corona viruses, when he returned from South Korea on Sunday.
Raju Vishwakarma’s blood sample has been collected and sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) for testing. However, he did not show any symptoms of coronavirus but shown fever and cough in thermal screening. He has been sent to an isolation ward of the Kasturba Hospital as a precautionary measure.
An advisory circular was issued by the State health department suggesting that travellers coming from Wuhan should be quarantined immediately for precautionary measures. “Vishwakarma(38) was in South Korea from February 2 to February 29. When he arrived at the CST International Airport, he was having fever and cold that’s why he has been isolated at the hospital,” said doctors.
A total of 59,654 passengers have been screened for Corona Viruses at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Mumbai International Airport for possible exposure to the coronavirus (Covid-19) since January 18.
Passengers arriving from China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Iran and Italy are being screened, he said.