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Jan 17, 2020
4:25PM

Travel advisory issued to passengers travelling to and from China over Coronavirus

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In view of the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus in China, Union Health Ministry today reviewed the public health preparedness at a meeting in New Delhi.

The Ministry said the government is closely monitoring the situation after the reports of 41 confirmed cases including one death in Wuhan, China.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, which cause illnesses to people and also circulate in animals including camels, cats and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can also evolve and infect people.

Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Preeti Sudan said, the public health preparedness is being reviewed on a day-to-day basis. The situation is being monitored in consultation with the World Health Organisation.


As a precaution, the Ministry has instructed screening of international travellers from China at designated airports namely, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata through thermal scanners. A travel advisory has also been issued to the passengers travelling to and from China on the issue.
 

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