Kerala student who tested positive for coronavirus discharged

A Keralite student from Wuhan University,who tested positive for the novel coronavirus thereby becoming the country's second such case, was on Thursday discharged from the isolation ward of Alappuzha Medical college hospital, health department sources said.

The youth was discharged after his two consecutive samples sent for testing at the National Institute of Virology, Pune turned out negative, the sources told.

"On the basis of the two consecutive negative results, the patient has been discharged. He will be in home quarantine for the remaining 14 days."

The youth had returned to Kerala on January 24. His samples had tested positive for the virus on February 2.

India's first novel coronavirus case was reported from Thrissur in Kerala with a woman medical student from Wuhan testing positive.

The third case was reported from Kasaragod.

Asked about their discharge, the sources said they were awaiting consecutive negative results from NIV, Pune, of their samples, only after which they will be discharged.