Panaji: The Goa government has decided to form a special task force to monitor cases, if any, of coronavirus in the tourist state.

On Sunday (January 26), health minister Vishwajit Rane said that people arriving in Goa from the virus-affected regions outside India would be closely monitored.

"I have given instructions to form a special task force to monitor any cases of coronavirus in Goa. All the activities, including people arriving from the virus-affected regions, would be closely monitored and reported to the state Chief Secretary," Rane told reporters.

The task force will work as per the guidelines laid down by the Union ministry of health, he added.

Death toll from the deadly coronavirus rose to 80 in China with 2,744 confirmed cases of the disease reported from the country on Monday.

According to Chinese-state agency Xinhua, 769 new cases have been reported on Sunday. The virus originated in Wuhan city of China in December and has since then has spread to various cities around the world.

Also, in Rajasthan, a suspected case of coronavirus has been reported following which state health minister Raghu Sharma has directed that the patient has to be kept in an isolation ward.

The patient returned to India after completing the MBBS course in China. The minister has directed SMS Medical College Administration to shift the patient to the isolation ward immediately and also to conduct the screening of the family members. Directions have also been issued to send the samples collected from the patient to Pune's National Virology Laboratory.