Fifteen of the 24 Italian nationals taken to the quarantine facility of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in Chhawla near Delhi, have tested positive for corona virus, officials familiar with the matter said. The 24 (21 Italian nationals and three Indians) tourists were in the same group as the Italian national who had tested positive of the virus earlier, the officials further said.
The three Indians in the group includes the guide, bus driver and helper of the tourists.
As concerns over the spread of the virus mounted, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an extensive review on the preparedness on Tuesday. He urged the people not to panic and instead take basic protective measures.
A man from Mayur Vihar in Delhi, who had traveled to Italy recently, had tested positive on Monday. He was shifted to a quarantine ward at Safdarjung Hospital on Sunday night.