No positive case of coronavirus so far, says Andhra pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Medical and Health Department Special Chief Secretary Jawahar Reddy has said that there is no confirmed coronavirus case in the State.
Hyderabad: In the wake of coronavirus rumors being spread in the State as reported in some vernacular media, Andhra Pradesh government has released a statement clarifying that so far no positive case of COVID-19 has been reported in the State. Andhra Pradesh Medical and Health Department Special Chief Secretary Jawahar Reddy has said that there is no confirmed coronavirus case in the State.
In a press release, he stated that special measures are being taken to control the situation and a 24x7 control room has also been set up. "Passengers coming to the State from foreign countries are continuously being monitored. The State is alert as per the orders of the Central government. Full screening is being done in airports and seaports," Reddy informed in the official note.
"Till date, 263 passengers have come to Andhra Pradesh from COVID-19 affected countries. All of them are kept under observation and 50 of them are under doctor's supervision in their own houses. For 211 of them, 28 days monitoring has been completed. Of the 11 samples sent to the lab, 10 have been confirmed negative, report of one sample is yet to come," he added.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that one case of Corona-virus positive has been detected in the state of Telangana, in a patient that had a travel history from Dubai.
Providing update on Coronavirus, the health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan informed that universal screening is being done for the travellers from 12 countries for all the flights from China,Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Nepal, Indonesia, Iran and Italyat the earmarked aero-bridges. He added that the passengers are being screened at 21 airports, 12 major seaports and 65 minor seaports and land crossings particularly bordering Nepal. So far, 5, 57,431 passengers have been screened at the airports, and 12,431 at the seaports