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Jharkhand: 4 China returnees test negative to coronavirus

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

Four persons, who had recently returned to Jharkhand's Ranchi and Jamshedpur from China, have tested negative to novel coronavirus, health department officials said on Monday.

Blood and swab samples of the four persons were sent for tests to two state-run medical colleges in Jharkhand and Pune's National Institute of Virology and reports from all the institutions verified they were not infected, a statement issued by the health department said.

A total of 19 persons have recently returned to the state from China and other countries where coronavirus has spread and they have been advised 28 days 'home isolation', it added.

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First Published: Mon, February 10 2020. 20:02 IST