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Delhi CM urges Centre for travel ban on coronavirus-hit countries

ANI
Published Mar 8, 2020, 3:44 pm IST
Updated Mar 8, 2020, 3:44 pm IST
The disease has caused deaths of 3200 people globally
Arvind Kejriwal, Cheif minister of Delhi (image- Twitter)
 Arvind Kejriwal, Cheif minister of Delhi (image- Twitter)

New Delhi: In the wake of three new coronavirus cases in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that he will meet Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Monday and request a complete travel ban on traveling to and from the COVID-19 affected countries.

The Chief minister told reporters that he will meet Union health minister Harsh Vardhan tomorrow, and request a total travel ban to and from the coronavirus affected countries with India. All patients who have tested positive for the virus have a travel history to these affected countries.

 

Earlier, Centre had suspended visas and e-visas granted on or before March 3 to people travelling from Italy, Iran, South Korea, and Japan immediately after a surge in cases of COVID-19 in these countries.

He also added, Delhi has 3 positive cases and 1 suspected case of coronavirus and the first patient came in contact with 105 people, the second patient came in contact with 168 people and third patient came in contact with 64 people. All of them have been home quarantined and their samples were taken for further investigations.

"There is no need to panic. Healthy people do not need to use masks. We are prepared to contain the spread of COVID-19. Only those with symptoms should visit the hospitals for their sample examinations, rest should avoid"
Arvind Kejriwal, Chief minister of Delhi

 

Speaking about  the preparedness of government to contain the spread of coronavirus he said, 40 doctors of Delhi Government are doing screening at airports, so far 1, 40,603 passengers have been screened and Delhi residents who came from other countries in the last 14 days are being observed.

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