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Coronavirus: Govt Issues Travel Advisory On China

New Delhi: The Well being Ministry on Saturday issued a journey advisory to these visiting China from India or getting back from there within the wake of the outbreak of the contagious novel coronavirus.

The ministry urged the travellers to chop their additional travelling plans in case they felt sick and had fever, cough and chilly. It additionally gave varied helpline numbers in case of illness or assist required.

The advisory, posted on the Twitter deal with of the Well being Ministry, stated travellers to China are suggested to keep away from all “no-essential travel to China” and to “avoid close contact with people showing symptoms of illness such as cough, running nose etc”.

“The travellers to China should follow simple public health measures all the time.” The advisory prompt observing good private hygiene, observe frequent hand washing with cleaning soap. Observe respiratory etiquette – cowl your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

The ministry additionally urged all travellers to China to watch their well being carefully and stated “during your stay in China, if you feel sick and have a fever and cough seek medical attention immediately. Report to Indian Embassy in China (+8618612083629 and +8618612083617)”

The advisory stated that if a traveller was feeling sick on the flight whereas coming again to India they need to “inform the airlines crew about the illness”.

It additionally acknowledged “immediately report facts to the airport health office or immigration office on helpline number (01123978046).” It additionally requested the traveller to tell the airline crew about sickness.

“If you feel sick within the span of one month after return from China immediately call the helpline (011-23978046) and follow the direction issued,” the notification learn.

The advisory acknowledged that one ought to preserve efficient isolation at house and with others in case of signs. It requested the folks to report the sickness to the closest well being facility and likewise inform the treating physician concerning their journey historical past.

In line with the notification, a complete of 1,287 instances and 41 deaths have been reported to this point in 29 provinces of China together with districts and cities. Along with it, 28 instances had been confirmed outdoors China mainland that constituted 5 instances in Hong Kong, 2 instances in Macao, Vietnam and France, three instances in Taiwan, four instances in Thailand out of which, two had been cured. One out of two instances in Japan had additionally been cured, the ministry stated.

There had been two instances in South Korea in addition to within the US, three instances in Singapore and one in Nepal.

“The mode of transmission is yet unclear but the evidence points to human to human transmission occurring between close contacts through respiratory route,” stated the ministry, including “the clinical signs and symptoms are mainly fever with a few patients having difficulty in breathing”.


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