Govt holds high level meet on Coronavirus pandanic

Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister chaired a high-level meeting on Corona Virus outbreak, official sources confirmed to Newsmobile.

On the instructions of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister chaired a high level meeting on Corona Virus outbreak in China.

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During the meeting, the officials apprised the Principal Secretary on the recent developments, preparedness and response measures associated with the spread of Corona virus.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare briefed the Principal Secretary on the hospital preparedness, laboratry preparedness, measures taken for the Capacity Building of the Rapid Response Teams and the extensive surveillance activities undertaken by the Ministry to deal with exigencies.

The Principal Secretary also reviewed the various preventive measures taken by other Ministries like the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

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

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

Cabinet Secretary, Secretary Home Affairs, Secretary External Affairs, Secretary Defence, Secretary Health and Family Welfare, Secretary Civil Aviation and several other top officials attended the meeting.

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