On Tuesday, 2 private schools in Noida were shut for a few days. Several people, including family members of the one, tested positive in Delhi have been quarantined. Authorities stepped forward to make prevention efforts- extending the suspension of existing regular and e-visas to nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea, and Japan who have not yet entered India.
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One school in Noida, on the outskirts of Delhi, said it would remain shut from March 4 to March 6, while another said it would be closed till Saturday. Board exams would not be affected, messages sent by the schools to the parents said.
Union health minister- Dr. Harsh Vardhan’s say:
The union health minister said, “Total 28 Covid-19 cases in India; 1 in Delhi, 6 in Agra, 16 Italians and Indian driver, 1 in Telangana and 3 in Kerala.”
Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “6 more cases, relatives of Delhi resident, confirmed positive for Covid-19. Delhi victim was in contact with 68 people.”
The government of Delhi has been asked to ensure that all hospitals must provide high-quality isolation facilities for suspected said Vardhan.
“14 out of 21 Italian nationals have found positive for coronavirus. They have been sent to at Indo-Tibetan Border Police’s (ITBP) quarantine facility in Chhawla.”
Prime Minister- An Extensive Review on Preparedness
To access the level of preparedness- the Prime minister said, “Had an extensive review regarding preparedness on the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. Different ministries & states are working together, from screening people arriving in India to providing prompt medical attention.”
In a tweet, PM Modi added, “There is no need to panic. We need to work together, take small yet important measures to ensure self-protection.”
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