Coronavirus Outbreak: There is a scary environment around the world due to coronavirus originating in China. So far in China, 80 lives have been lost. All countries are checking travelers arriving from other countries. The Cabinet Secretary also held a meeting on Monday to review the situation in China resulting from the outbreak of coronavirus. The meeting was attended by Health, Foreign Affairs, Civil Aviation, Labor, Defense, Information Broadcasting and Secretaries, National Disaster Management Authority, and Director General (Armed Forces Medical Services). The Cabinet Secretary was told that as many as 137 flights were screened till Sunday (total passenger 29,707) and samples of 12 passengers were sent to the National Biological Institute of Pune. So far no positive case has been found.
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The Embassy stated that the Foreign Affairs Office in Hubei has provided two helpline numbers (027-87122256 and 87811173) to which the provincial authorities can be contacted anytime.
The embassy has tweeted on Monday that it can be contacted for any emergency in addition to the three hotlines (+8618610952903, +8618612083629, +8618612083617) on the email id firstname.lastname@example.org.
The embassy has also requested Indians stranded in China to provide their passport information.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani spoke to Foreign Minister S Jaishankar regarding Coronavirus. Discussed the steps taken for the medical and safety of 100 Gujarati students in China. Apart from this, Kerala Chief Minister P. Vijayan has also written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard. He has demanded to Modi to airlift the stranded Indian people in Wuhan.
- In Chhapra, Bihar, a girl has been admitted to Sadar Hospital due to the apprehension of coronavirus. From where she was brought to PMCH on Monday. The girl returned from China to study.
- The Airport Health Organization (APHO) Bangalore said that none of the passengers returning from visiting the Chinese city of Wuhan have been found infected with the virus.
- The airport authority has screened 2,572 passengers since January 21, none of which have been found positive.
- 155 aircraft returned to India from China, 33,552 passengers tested.
- On Monday, 4,359 passengers arrived from 18 flights, which were screened.
- Bihar Health Department Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar said that since our border is very much open with Nepal, where a positive case of this virus has been found.
- Four people visiting China on suspicion of coronavirus infection have been kept under observation at a government hospital in Hyderabad.
- A total of five people, including four Chinese nationals in Pakistan, are being treated as suspected. Two samples have been sent from Multan to Hong Kong.
- The tourism industry of Asian countries has suffered a setback due to the virus spreading in China.
- In the horror of the Coronavirus, Mongolia has closed its border with China for people with cars and pedestrians.
- Apart from this, public programs have been completely banned from the closure of schools, colleges, and universities.
Passengers are being investigated at the airports
Passengers are also being checked at airports in India. Airport Health Organization (APHO) Bengaluru on Monday reported that none of the passengers who visited the Chinese city of Ohan were infected with the virus.
Airport authorities have screened 2,572 passengers since January 25, none of which have been positive. Authorities say that three days ago when a passenger admitted to supervising treatment, the test report came out negative. The APHO also reported that on January 18 two passengers returning from China to India were kept under medical supervision at the hospital on Sunday night and their samples will be sent to Pune for examination soon.
The Cabinet Secretary was informed that till yesterday 137 flights have been screened (total cumulative passengers 29707) and samples of 12 passengers were referred to National Institute of Virology, Pune. No positive case has been reported so far. https://t.co/iuu7r0Ff41
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A press note issued by the APHO said six passengers, including four Chinese and two Indians, were kept in the isolation ward. They have been kept under observation for 28 days.
Gujarat Chief Minister speaks to Foreign Minister
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has spoken to Foreign Minister S Jayashankar about the coronavirus and discussed on the steps taken to treat and protect five Gujarati students from China. Rupani has requested the central government to take the necessary steps.
A girl was diagnosed with coronavirus in Bihar
A girl has been admitted to the Sadar Hospital after being found to be suffering from coronavirus in Bihar. She was brought to the PMCCH on Monday. The girl returned from China to study.
Bimol Karak, the superintendent of the PMCCH, said a teenager recently returned from China was admitted to the ICU at a hospital in Chopra, receiving symptoms of the Corps virus. She had just been brought to the PMCCH. He said that the blood sample of the girl would be sent to Pune for examination and after that, his treatment would start as per reports. We are fully prepared for such questionable cases.
The Principal Secretary to the Department of Health said that we have sent the blood sample of the girl to the National Virology Institute for examination to find out if she is infected with the virus. I expect the report to arrive by January 28th.
A closer look at Nepal’s adjacent regions
“Our border is very open to Nepal, where a positive case of the virus has been found,” said Sanjay Kumar, chief secretary of the Bihar Health Department. Therefore, we have set up a facility for isolation wards and screening in Raxaul, Virat Nagar and Jagbani, the main entrance area adjacent to Nepal.
Four people were kept under observation in Hyderabad
Four people traveling to China on suspicion of coronavirus infection have been kept under surveillance at a government hospital in Hyderabad. Dr. Shankar said that we had put him in the isolation ward. No symptoms such as fever, sore throat or shortness of breath were identified.
Odisha is ready to deal with coronavirus case
The Odisha government on Monday said that complete arrangements have been made in state-run hospitals to deal with the coronavirus case. Odisha Health and Family Welfare Secretary NB Dhal said that preparations have also been made at both airports in the state to verify the passengers arriving from Malaysia. The state is ready to deal with any situation.
He said that we have no border with Nepal, where one case has been confirmed, we have four flights a week to Kuala Lumpur, where three coronaviruses have been detected. During a day-long video conference with the Union Health Ministry, Dhal tried to include Biju Patnaik International Airport on the list of coronavirus screening facilities. Dhal said that in addition to warning officials of the Paradip port and railways, the state government had also asked Star Hotels to confirm the Chinese travelers’ self-proclamation of the coronavirus.
The health department has also issued toll-free numbers – 06742390466 and 9439994857 – to inform the public about the virus. An official said that the department has also created a control room to answer the questions of the department concerned.
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