Photos: India ranks 17th among nations most prone to coronavirus

India ranks 17th among the list of countries most likely to import cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), a global import risk assessment model has found. Researchers from the Humboldt University and Robert Koch Institute in Berlin have developed the model that analyses air transportation pattern to calculate the relative risk for the 30 most vulnerable countries (excluding China) of importing cases of the viral disease. In India, IGI Airport in New Delhi is most likely to get infected people, followed by airports Mumbai and Kolkata. The government has screened 1,76,703 people aboard 1,636 flights from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand at 21 airports. Almost 8,000 people with history of travel to China are also being monitored.

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A woman covers the face of a child at the emergency ward of the Beleghata ID and BG. Hospital, where people have been wearing masks for safety from coronavirus in Kolkata, West Bengal, on February 3. The hospital super has claimed four people with suspected infection of coronavirus have been admitted and kept under observation. A German institute has ranked India 17th among the list of countries most likely to import cases of the novel coronavirus. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

A woman covers the face of a child at the emergency ward of the Beleghata ID and BG. Hospital, where people have been wearing masks for safety from coronavirus in Kolkata, West Bengal, on February 3. The hospital super has claimed four people with suspected infection of coronavirus have been admitted and kept under observation. A German institute has ranked India 17th among the list of countries most likely to import cases of the novel coronavirus. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

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People cover their faces with masks amid coronavirus scare, at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, New Delhi, on February 1. Researchers from the Humboldt University and Robert Koch Institute in Berlin have developed the model that analyses air transportation pattern to calculate the relative risk for the 30 most vulnerable countries (excluding China) of importing cases of the viral disease. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

People cover their faces with masks amid coronavirus scare, at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, New Delhi, on February 1. Researchers from the Humboldt University and Robert Koch Institute in Berlin have developed the model that analyses air transportation pattern to calculate the relative risk for the 30 most vulnerable countries (excluding China) of importing cases of the viral disease. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Medical officials screen passengers for coronavirus who deboarded from the Air India special flight after landing at IGI Airport on February 2. They screened 323 Indians and 7 Maldives citizens, who had arrived from Wuhan, the city in China that is the epicentre of the outbreak. Outside China, Thailand, Japan and South Korea are the most likely to import the infections, the model shows. (ITBP / HT Photo)

Medical officials screen passengers for coronavirus who deboarded from the Air India special flight after landing at IGI Airport on February 2. They screened 323 Indians and 7 Maldives citizens, who had arrived from Wuhan, the city in China that is the epicentre of the outbreak. Outside China, Thailand, Japan and South Korea are the most likely to import the infections, the model shows. (ITBP / HT Photo)

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Crew members and officials of an Indian airline carry their belongings while wearing protective masks as a precaution against a possible coronavirus infection on their return from China, at IGI Airport. Researchers found out that in India, IGI Airport is most likely to get infected people, followed by airports Mumbai and Kolkata. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

Crew members and officials of an Indian airline carry their belongings while wearing protective masks as a precaution against a possible coronavirus infection on their return from China, at IGI Airport. Researchers found out that in India, IGI Airport is most likely to get infected people, followed by airports Mumbai and Kolkata. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Students are seen wearing masks as they are taken to a special army facility on their return from China, at IGI Airport. So far, laboratories of the Indian Council of Medical Research have tested 1,486 samples. Of these, all but three tested negative. The first three Indians who tested positive for 2019-nCoV have recovered, health ministry officials said on Saturday. The three will continue to be in isolation for 28 days, the officials said. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

Students are seen wearing masks as they are taken to a special army facility on their return from China, at IGI Airport. So far, laboratories of the Indian Council of Medical Research have tested 1,486 samples. Of these, all but three tested negative. The first three Indians who tested positive for 2019-nCoV have recovered, health ministry officials said on Saturday. The three will continue to be in isolation for 28 days, the officials said. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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A poster with information on coronavirus placed at Beleghata ID and BG Hospital, Kolkata. Of the 3,114 people under watch, 3,099 are under home quarantine and 45 in hospitals as they had minor symptoms of the virus, Kerala health minister K K Shailaja said a day after lifting the state calamity status. The state has not lowered its guard, she said. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

A poster with information on coronavirus placed at Beleghata ID and BG Hospital, Kolkata. Of the 3,114 people under watch, 3,099 are under home quarantine and 45 in hospitals as they had minor symptoms of the virus, Kerala health minister K K Shailaja said a day after lifting the state calamity status. The state has not lowered its guard, she said. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

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Army personnel sport masks as they move out of the camp in a truck, at Manesar, Gurugram. People who returned from China have been quarantined in the camp owing to fears of coronavirus infection. Meanwhile, 15 students from Kerala, who were stranded in Hubei in China’s Wuhan, reached Kochi on Friday night onboard an Air Asia flight. They were screened at the airport and taken to the Kalamassery Medical College hospital in sterilised ambulances. (Yogendra Kumar / HT Photo)

Army personnel sport masks as they move out of the camp in a truck, at Manesar, Gurugram. People who returned from China have been quarantined in the camp owing to fears of coronavirus infection. Meanwhile, 15 students from Kerala, who were stranded in Hubei in China’s Wuhan, reached Kochi on Friday night onboard an Air Asia flight. They were screened at the airport and taken to the Kalamassery Medical College hospital in sterilised ambulances. (Yogendra Kumar / HT Photo)

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Boys are seen wearing masks while working at a dhaba right opposite the camp at Manesar. With reference to the students at Kochi, a senior health ministry official said, “They will be quarantined and tested just like any other persons travelling from China. They will be discharged if their tests come back negative.” (Yogendra Kumar / HT Photo)

Boys are seen wearing masks while working at a dhaba right opposite the camp at Manesar. With reference to the students at Kochi, a senior health ministry official said, “They will be quarantined and tested just like any other persons travelling from China. They will be discharged if their tests come back negative.” (Yogendra Kumar / HT Photo)

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Tourists are seen wearing masks in light of the coronavirus scare, at Jaipur Railway Station, Rajasthan. The government has screened 1,76,703 people aboard 1,636 flights from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand at 21 airports. Almost 8,000 people with history of travel to China are also being monitored. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Tourists are seen wearing masks in light of the coronavirus scare, at Jaipur Railway Station, Rajasthan. The government has screened 1,76,703 people aboard 1,636 flights from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand at 21 airports. Almost 8,000 people with history of travel to China are also being monitored. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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An inside view of an isolation ward at a government hospital in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Officials in the city had formed 10 teams to trace the persons who undertook a journey to China during the past one month, starting December 29, 2019. As a precautionary measure, the persons tracked were asked to remain in isolation at home. (Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

An inside view of an isolation ward at a government hospital in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Officials in the city had formed 10 teams to trace the persons who undertook a journey to China during the past one month, starting December 29, 2019. As a precautionary measure, the persons tracked were asked to remain in isolation at home. (Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

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