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Coronavirus outbreak: Control rooms in j&k

The J&K government on Tuesday announced a slew of measures to check suspected cases of coronavirus by screening people at airports arriving from China, Nepal and other countries. 

Published: 29th January 2020 11:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th January 2020 11:59 AM   |  A+A-

Medical workers in protective gear stand as a woman suspected of being ill with coronavirus waits to be seen at a community health station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.

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SRI NAGAR:  The J&K government on Tuesday announced a slew of measures to check suspected cases of coronavirus by screening people at airports arriving from China, Nepal and other countries. 

The government also issued orders to quarantine suspected patients, issue advisory to all districts, make announcements at railways stations, airports and set up control rooms in Srinagar and Jammu. 

Financial Commissioner, health, Atal Dulloo said an advisory will be issued to all deputy commissioners to step up their preparedness. The advisory includes designating rapid response teams, enhanced surveillance, capacity for laboratory diagnosis, and earmarking isolation wards. The isolation wards will be established at Government Medical Colleges of Jammu and Srinagar, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura and other districts.

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