The outbreak of the infection in China is caused because of a newer species of virus, and the health ministry has seen from the Ministry of External Affairs details of the people who apply for the Indian visa from 31st December so that the people can properly be counselled.
In an interview, the health ministry said that The MEA has been requested to scatter the travel advisory to the Indian Embassies in China and to adjoin all the countries in local languages for broader circulation and passenger information.
At the same time, the Union secretary has appealed and written to the states as well as Union Territories to conduct a firm review on their alertness. Also, the gaps, strengths and weaknesses should be identified as well. They have appealed to make the core capacities stronger in the region of surveillance and sufficient laboratory support. Also, the alertness of isolation and ventilator management of the patients facing respiratory illness should be reviewed.
On Monday, special secretary reviewed those public health measurements which require to be measured in context of explosions in certain case. Based on the information provided by the Chinese authorities, COVID-19 has infected over 220 people and has caused the deaths of three individuals in the country. In the risk assessment of WHO, the risk for the global transmission of this infection is low.
An official statement stated that different measures have been taken by the Ministry of Health because, now it is a matter of precaution and abundant, and the secretary, health, continuously is reviewing the alertness, developments and proper response measures to undertake by the ministry.
Airport Health Organizations at Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkata are keeping signs at the dominant locations and are informing the people about the illness. All the hospitals which are attached to these airports are reviewed for the arrangement of isolation as well as critical care facilities.