Three more people have been tested positive for novel coronavirus, taking the number of patients tested with the highly contagious disease in India to 34.
Two of these people, hailing from Ladakh, has a travel history to Iran while the third person, from Tamil Nadu, has a travel history to Oman.
According to Union health ministry, more than 150 people, who had come in contact with two American nationals who tested positive for the virus in Bhutan and had toured various placed in India, have been put under Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP)
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the coronavirus situation in the country at a meeting with officials and directed them to identify locations for sufficient quarantine facilities and make provisions for critical care in case the disease spreads further.
At the meeting with all ministries and departments concerned, the prime minister said that in view of expert opinion, people should be advised to avoid mass gatherings as much as possible and made aware of the do’s and don’ts.
While complimenting all departments for the work done so far, Modi stressed that as the coronavirus scenario evolves, India has to be prepared in its response.
“All departments should work in convergence and action should be initiated for creating awareness in community about the disease and the precautions to be taken,” the prime minister was quoted as saying in an official statement.
“He exhorted the officers to identify the best practices for COVID-19 management from across the world and within the states, and ensure their adoption,” it said.
(With PTI inputs)