A complete of 151 individuals had been screened for novel coronavirus throughout totally different airports in Assam, whereas 56 individuals travelling from overseas had been stored beneath house isolation, an official launch stated on Sunday.
The Well being and Household Welfare Division stated 151 passengers, together with 66 in Guwahati have been screened until now.
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Fourteen individuals had been examined throughout Sunday, the assertion stated.
“WHO has declared the current novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic affecting 23 nations as Worldwide Public Well being Emergency of worldwide concern. On this context, Assam has strengthened the surveillance and management measures in opposition to the illness,” it added.
The passengers have been screened at LGBI Airport in Guwahati, Mohanbari Airport in Dibrugarh, Roroiya Airport in Jorhat, Kumbhirgram Airport in Silchar, Lilabari Airport in Lakhimpur and Salonibari Airport in Tezpur.
“Fifty six travellers from coronavirus affected nations have been recognized and are beneath house isolation,” the media bulletin from the federal government stated.
The assertion stated that 23 passengers screened are from different states and knowledge have been shared with concern states and all passengers have left Assam.
“Until date two samples are despatched to NIV Pune for testing, out of which one pattern is discovered unfavourable and different pattern was despatched as non-indicated case,” it added.
As there isn’t any optimistic case in Assam, the border districts of Baksa, Chirang, Kokrajhar and Udalguri are on novel CoronaVirus surveillance and suspected individuals are suggested to report instantly to well being officers.
The state management room established for this function has obtained 31 calls to date and mandatory data had been shared with them.
“Within the view of the current coronavirus outbreak, most of the people is suggested to stick to well being advisories issued by the state authorities. Public ought to comply with the cough etiquette by masking the nostril and mouth utilizing handkerchief or towel whereas sneezing or coughing,” the bulletin stated.
Individuals are additionally suggested to regularly wash their arms with cleaning soap and water.
“Those that have arrived from the coronavirus affected nations ought to stay beneath strict house isolation for 28 days from the date of arrival in India, regardless of whether or not they’re symptomatic or asymptomatic,” it added.