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Jan 25, 2020

Principal Secretary to Prime Minister chairs high level meeting on Coronavirus outbreak

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Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister P K Mishra today chaired a high level meeting on the Coronavirus outbreak in China. During the meeting, the officials apprised him on the recent developments, preparedness and response measures associated with the spread of Coronavirus.

Health Ministry also briefed Mr Mishra on hospital and laboratory preparedness and measures taken for the Capacity Building of the Rapid Response teams and the extensive surveillance activities. Mr Mishra also reviewed the preventive measures taken by other Ministries like the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

During the meeting, the officials assured the Principal Secretary that the situation is being closely monitored by the Ministry of Health in close coordination with various other Union ministries as well as State governments.

So far, 20,000 people from 115 flights at 7 international airports have been screened. National Institute of Virology labs all over the country are fully equipped to test the virus. All State and District health authorities have been ed and are in the loop.

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