The World Health Organisation recently declared the new coronavirus outbreak as a global health emergency
The World Health Organisation recently declared the new coronavirus outbreak as a global health emergency|Representational image
NAGALAND

Coronavirus: 15 in home isolation, 94 under scanner in Nagaland

Altogether, 94 travellers from China & other affected countries like Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong & Australia under surveillance in state; no confirmed case yet

Rongpanglepdang

Rongpanglepdang

Kohima: Amid the coronavirus scare across the globe, 94 travellers from China and other affected countries like Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia are under surveillance in Nagaland, with 15 of them kept or advised for home isolation in the state, as per the directorate of health and family welfare on Tuesday.

During a press conference organised by the directorate, it was, however, declared that no confirmation of coronavirus positive cases has been identified in the state so far.

“The state has geared up for any eventuality with regard to the virus. The state government has started reporting on surveillance system portal for the virus which was activated by MoHFW on February 7, 2020,” officials said.

Any person with travel history to China or the affected countries from January 1, 2020 are being asked to self-declare or report to the numbers provided and also asked to contact for more information. People can report to the following numbers: 7005415243; 9856071745; 7005539653; e-mail id: nlssu.idsp@nic.in.

Commenting on the state’s preparedness, the release also said that a total of 52 beds in isolation wards of public hospitals and military hospitals have been identified and kept ready. Personal protection equipment (PPE), N95 masks and hand-held thermal screeners have also been provided.

For more such stories, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Activate Website Notifications to stay updated.

EastMojo
www.eastmojo.com