Rahul condoles coronavirus deaths
New Delhi: Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday condoled the death of people who lost their lives due to the novel coronavirus in China and elsewhere.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the new coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency after the death toll in China increased to 213 on Friday, with 9,692 confirmed in the country's 31 provincial-level regions.
He also prayed for those who have been quarantined and hoped they get courage to go through the ordeal. In India one case of the SARS-like virus has been confirmed in Kerala.
"In China, the Caronavirus has killed hundreds of people. My thoughts are with the families of the victims and the millions who have been forced into quarantine to prevent the spread of the virus. May they find the courage and strength to persevere through this terrible ordeal," Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
The Novella Coronavirus 2019 (nCoV-2019) is a new strain of virus that spread from Wuhan province of China and brought the city to a lockdown.
The Indian government is also on high alert and is taking all preventive measures in order to stop the virus from spreading in the country.
Many people from India travel to China on a daily basis.
The Union Health Ministry has also deployed health teams in districts bordering Nepal and Bangladesh in the wake of confirmed case of Wuhan Virus in neighbouring Nepal.
India stands at 23rd position amongst the top 30 countries at high risk from the spread of the nCoV researchers have identified.