Government Update: Coronavirus Screening Now At 30 Airports

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Countrywide Coronavirus Cases Stand At 31
One more suspect on Friday has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 31. This includes 16 Italian nationals.

The COVID-19 confirmed case has a travel history of Thailand and Malaysia. The patient is in hospital quarantine and stable.  

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As per the latest advisory, all international passengers irrespective of nationality are mandated to undergo universal medical screening. Adequate screening measures have been set up and nine more airports have been added to the existing 21, bringing the total to 30 airports, as of today.

In addition, a day-long national-level training on COVID-19 has been organized by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The training was inaugurated by Health Secretary Preeti Sudan in Delhi on Friday and is being attended by 280 health officials from all states and hospitals of railways, defence, and paramilitary forces. It was also virtually attended by 1,000 nodes across the country.

Source-PIB