Alert issued around the country to counter Coronavirus epidemic

New Delhi: The number of Coronavirus patients in the country has crossed 30, and one more patient has been found in Ghaziabad near New Delhi. Following this, orders have been issued to shut all the primary schools in New Delhi till the 31st of March. Despite all this, the government is delivering a message that there is no need to panic and the people should only take the necessary precautions. More than 450 ships coming from China, where the epidemic has claimed more than 3,000 lives, have been detained. It is said that there are more than 16,000 crew and passengers on these ships.

Coronavirus spreads to five more countries in 24 hoursThe agencies in the country have become more alert after it was found that the tourists from Italy were carrying the Coronavirus infection. After this, all the passengers arriving at the international airports are being subjected to a medical examination. It has also been instructed that all the passengers coming from Italy and South Korea should get tested for Coronavirus and should carry a certificate that they are not infected by the virus. This precaution has been added after it was exposed that the tourists who came from Italy were carrying the infection. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has informed that the agencies have been ordered to take the necessary precautions on the national level.

28,529 suspected patients in the country have been placed under observation. 654 and 124 Indians have been repatriated from China and Japan, respectively. Dr Harsh Vardhan said that it had been clarified that none of these was carrying the infection. The government is appealing to people to be cautious and not to spread panic.

There is a misconception that the virus spreads by eating chicken, mutton and fish. The agencies have confirmed that this is not true. Primary schools in Delhi have been ordered shut till 31st of March, and all big rallies and meetings have been cancelled too.

Many IT companies and other establishments have allowed their employees to ‘Work from Home’. It is being suggested that the states which have still do not have any patients should take necessary precautions. Accordingly, private companies and establishments have made these decisions. Meanwhile, India has refused permission to Chinese freight ships to dock in Indian ports. There are 452 such ships having more than 16,000 crew and passengers. India has assured that if any of the people onboard has coronavirus infection, they will be provided all the necessary support.

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