Health Secretary Reviews Actions, Preparedness On Novel Coronavirus

NEW DELHI || The union health secretary Preeti Sudan, Secretary (HFW) has chaired a meeting with the senior officials of the Ministry to review the actions and preparedness for prevention and management of Novel Coronavirus, an official said on Wednesday.

The high-ranking health official highlighted that while the situation is under control presently, States/UTs shall remain alert and vigilant on a continued basis. The community-level awareness activities regarding the updated advisories, guidelines, protocols etc., needs to be enhanced by the States.

At present, the screening of passengers is on in all 21 airports, 12 major Seaports and border crossings. In all 2148 flights and 232613 passengers were screened so far. As of now, 1632 samples have been tested of which 3 samples had earlier tested positive (Kerala).

All Indian evacuees from Wuhan have tested negative for nCoV. 11527 persons are presently under community surveillance in 34 States/UTs.

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