Concern rises as confirmed COVID-19 cases hit 34, As of 7 March, a total of 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India from the following states: Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Ladakh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.
Clinic disconnection of the cases, following and home isolation of the contacts are continuous in these regions.
The Prime Minister’s Office, MoHFW and Cabinet Secretary are intently checking the circumstance of COVID-19. Dr. Harsh Vardhan led an elevated level gathering on 4 March 2020 and asked the States/UTs to reinforce center capacities with respect to ailment readiness and observation and spotlight on bunch control procedure to maintain a strategic distance from across the board network transmission.
Bureau Secretary led a survey meeting through video gathering on 3 March 2020 wherein States were approached to screen air terminal administration in a joint effort with Airport Health Organizations (APHOs) and air terminal directors. Group the board rules were imparted to states and Chief Secretaries were mentioned to operationalize the rules.
States were additionally approached to distinguish conceivable isolate offices, to expand seclusion wards and for a dynamic commitment of area authorities in the group the executives at locale, square and town levels.
Travelers (outside and Indian) showing up legitimately or by implication from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam are screened at the purpose of the passage. Indian residents are encouraged to shun travel to China, Iran, Italy, Republic of Korea and encouraged to keep away from insignificant travel to other COVID-19 influenced nations.
“The Government of India has demonstrated strong commitment for preparedness and response to COVID-19, which is being led by the Prime Minister’s office and coordinated by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW). There is a focus on point of entry screening, testing, confirmation, isolation, and management of cases. The central government is working closely with the states on all aspects including contact tracing through the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme. The WHO Country Office for India has been working alongside MoHFW, state authorities and key institutions on critical components such as surveillance, contract tracing, laboratory testing, infection prevention control, risk communications, and training.”
– Dr. Henk Bekedam
WHO Country Representative to India
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