Update on COVID-19- New Cases Found
Government is keeping a close watch on the situation and a number of measures have been taken to contain the spread of COVID-19. Cabinet Secretary took the 16th review meeting today and the preparations to bring Indian citizens from Iran were elaborately discussed which are at an advance stage.
Since the disease has spread over more than 90 countries with over 1 lakh cases worldwide, the States/ UTs have been asked to enhance community surveillance as per the list of passengers provided to the States/UTs.
In view of rising cases from France, USA, Spain, it was decided to have dedicated aerobridges of these countries also in addition to the 12 countries.
It was also stressed that people need to be made aware about the use of mask with the following guidelines-
When to use a mask
How to use a mask
As of today, there are 39 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Five (5) new cases have been confirmed today in Kerala. They have travel history to Italy.
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan is continuously monitoring and reviewing the status, actions taken and future preparedness of States. Also, Secretary (HFW) is reviewing the situation with States/UTs on a regular basis.
The Health Ministry appeals to the people to kindly observe the Dos and Don’ts, coughing etiquettes, hand-washing and avoid large gatherings.