Tirupati: A Taiwanese admitted to the Ruia Hospital in Tirupati has tested negative for Coronavirus, said doctors. The blood samples of the patient, who had been suspected of contracting the deadly virus, were sent to the national virology centre in Pune but tests came back negative.
The 35-year-old from Taiwan has been identified as Chen Shih Shun. People from Telangana have been gripped by fear after the state's first Corona virus case was reported on 2 March in Hyderabad. Tirupati residents had panicked after they heard that a person was admitted to the isolation ward. When the tests came back negative, people heaved a huge sigh of relief.
The doctors said Chen Shih Shun will be discharged on 3 March and told people not to worry. The Taiwanese man worked for Amara Raja Groups and was admitted to the hospital after he displayed symptoms of Corona virus.
Earlier, Telangana health minister Eatala Rajender, in a Press meet, had said that a Hyderabad man had tested positive for Corona virus. Around 3,000 beds have been arranged in hospitals to treat Corona virus patients, he said, adding 45 people who came in contact with the man have also been brought to Gandhi Hospital for tests.