Coronavirus: Home Secy Bhalla reviews COVID-19 screening of people entering India

New Delhi: Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla reviewed the status of screening of people coming to India from neighboring countries, in view of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) threat. The Home Secretary held a video conference with Chief Secretaries, Additional Chief Secretaryies and DGP and Additional DGP of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Punjab, besides the Secretary, Border Management, and DsG of BSF and SSB.

The states revealed that regular screening is being done by doctors at various transit points and the community in border areas has been sensitized in respect of precautions to be taken to avoid being infected by the virus through gram sabhas.

Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla urged all the officials to ensure that round-the-clock deployment of doctors, with requisite testing kits and other medical supplies, be done so that screening is done at full capacity.

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