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Here's the number to call for coronavirus queries in Hyderabad

PTI
Published Feb 1, 2020, 11:25 pm IST
Updated Feb 1, 2020, 11:26 pm IST
11 of the 18 samples tested so far in the state have returned negative
A central team of health officials visits a hospital in Hyderabad to review preparedness for surveillance of suspected novel coronavirus (nCoV) cases on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (PTI Photo)
 A central team of health officials visits a hospital in Hyderabad to review preparedness for surveillance of suspected novel coronavirus (nCoV) cases on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (PTI Photo)

HYDERABAD: The Telangana government has set up a 24-hour call centre (040-24651119) to clarify queries on the global coronavirus outbreak.

The state’s health minister said Saturday that 11 of the 18 samples tested for the novel coronavirus (nCoV) in the state have returned negative.

 

Eighteen people have so far sought medical help, of whom 11 have tested negative. Results of seven other samples are awaited, an official release said.

Rajender said tests to determine positive cases of cornonavirus would be conducted in Hyderabad from Monday as the centre government has despatched diagnostic kits for the purpose.

Samples from Telangana were till now being sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune.

The government has earlier urged the Centre to provide the kits for the tests in the city as government hospitals in the city have advanced facilities.

 

Advising people not to panic, Rajender asked them to follow safety measures like washing their hands to check its spread.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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