Coronavirus: Health Ministry, WHO train medical staff as COVID-19 cases rise to 31

New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, via a press communication, stated that one more person has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The confirmed case has a travel history of Thailand and Malaysia. The patient is in hospital quarantine and stable. There are now have 31 confirmed cases in the country. This includes 16 Italian nationals.

As per the latest advisory, all international passengers irrespective of nationality are mandated to undergo universal medical screening. Adequate screening measures have been set up and nine more airports have been added to the existing 21, bringing the total to 30 airports, as of today.

The Ministry stated that, in addition, a day-long national-level training on COVID-19 has been organized by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and WHO. This was inaugurated by Health Secretary, Preeti Sudan, here today. It is being attended by 280 health officials from all states, & hospitals of railways, defence, and paramilitary forces. It was also virtually attended by 1000 nodes across the country.

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