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India Confirms 29 Cases Of Covid-19, Home Ministry Claims 'We Are prepared'

The MHA said all land ports under it are fully equipped with medical teams to screen all incoming passengers from neighbouring countries

India Confirms 29 Cases Of Covid-19, Home Ministry Claims 'We Are prepared'
An Indian woman who recently returned from the United States being examined by doctors at a novel coronavirus help desk, at a hospital in Hyderabad. | PTI Photo
India Confirms 29 Cases Of Covid-19, Home Ministry Claims 'We Are prepared'
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2020-03-05T08:51:16+05:30

The Ministry of Home Affairs said on Wednesday that India is well prepared to prevent the spread of Covid-19. 

"India is well prepared to prevent the spread of #COVID19india," tweeted an MHA spokesperson. 

The statement assured that all land ports under it are fully equipped with medical teams to screen all incoming passengers from neighbouring countries.

It further added that full medical check-up points are being set up at international checkpoints at Petrapole and Agartala. Training at NDRF headquarters is being organised at Attari, Dera Baba Nanak, Petrapole and Agartala ICPs.

Meanwhile, the ITBP has said that all 24 people - 21 Italian and 3 Indians - brought on Tuesday to the ITBP Quarantine facility in Chhawla camp left this evening. It, however, added that positives will be treated at designated hospital and others to be kept at preventive isolation at different locations.

Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus affected in India has jumped to 29, on Wednesday with one PayTm employee tested positive.

The first coronavirus case in Delhi was detected on Monday. Six suspected cases were also detected in Agra, after these persons came in contact with the person from Delhi found to be infected.

The Union Health Ministry also issued an advisory to all schools asking them to avoid any large gathering of students in premises. 

The ministry advised that any student or staff with travel history to any COVID-19 affected country or in contact with such persons in the last 28 days should be monitored and quarantined at home for 14 days.

 (With agency inputs)

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