Union Home Secretary reviews status of screening of people entering India in view of Corona Virus Threat

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Union Home Secretary, Shri Ajay Bhalla reviewed the status of screening of people coming to India from neighboring countries, in view of the corona virus threat.

Home Secretary held a video conference with Chief Secretary/Additional Chief Secretary and DGP/ Additional DGP of States viz., Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Punjab, besides Secretary Border Management and DsG of BSF/SSB.

The States informed 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 getting infected by the virus, through gram sabhas.

The Home Secretary 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 hundred percent screening is done without fail.

March 5, 2020

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