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Coronavirus in India: Health Minister advises people not travel abroad

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has advised not to go abroad due to the rising coronavirus cases across the country. ...
Coronavirus in India: Health Minister advises people not travel abroad

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has advised not to go abroad due to the rising coronavirus cases across the country.

"Total 29 cases reported... of them, three are from Kerala who have been released. One more has tested positive in Delhi, who has a travel history to Italy," the minister added.

The Health Minister said India initiated required preparedness and action since January 17, much before advice of the World Health Organisation.

Union minister Harsh Vardhan informed the Rajya Sabha that till March 4, around 6,11,176 passengers have been screened at different points.

The health minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday had announced that all international flights and passengers will now have to undergo screening, and not just the 12 countries listed earlier.

Addressing the media on Wednesday, Vardhan had said that he met the Delhi health minister and civic body officials, and urged them to augment facilities of isolation wards in city hospitals.

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