Researchers have found on the basis of a mathematical model that India would rank at 17th place for the spread of deadly coronavirus. The disease had originated in China’s Wuhan area in December 2019. So far 3 Indians have been reported to be affected by the virus.
Among the airports in India, the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is most at risk, followed by airports in Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi.
Public health officials are working hard to identify the source of the 2019-nCoV. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats and bats. Analysis of the genetic tree of this virus is ongoing to know the specific source of the virus.
As per the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the report of disease from a different continent is:
Top 10 countries and regions at risk of importing coronavirus cases are Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Cambodia, according to the model.
A study by Germany’s Humboldt University and Robert Koch Institute computed a list of countries at risk of importing the virus. Source: http://rocs.hu-berlin.de/corona/
The pattern reflecting air traffic movement connecting 4,000 airports worldwide – with over 25,000 direct connections between them. Source: http://rocs.hu-berlin.de/corona/