Corona Virus In India

Coronavirus in India 

Haryana's Hisar registered the first suspected case of Coronavirus on February 4, 2020. The suspected patient has been admitted to an isolation ward of Hisar's Civil Hospital. The suspected patient is a medical student in China and recently returned from there.
The Government of India has constituted a high-level task force to restrict the spread of Coronavirus in India. The task force comprises four Ministers- Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy, EAM S Jaishankar and Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

These are the countries you should avoid traveling until it not so much essential

Republic of Kore
Islamic Republic of Iran

Indian Government Published Travel Advisory

People coming from the Republic of Korea, Iran, and Italy or those having a history of travel to these countries may be quarantined for 14 days on arrival to India

· Those having compelling reasons to travel to these countries should follow these simple public health measures at all times as under: 
  1. Observe good personal hygiene. 
  2. Practice frequent handwashing with soap. 
  3. Follow respiratory etiquettes - cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing. 
  4. Avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness, such as cough, runny nose, etc.
  5. Avoid contact with live animals and consumption of raw/undercooked meats. 
  6. Avoid travel to farms, live animal markets or where animals are slaughtered. 
  7. Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms such as cough or runny nose. 

· If you feel sick on the flight, while traveling back to India: 

  1. Inform the airline's crew about the illness.
  2. Seek mask and the self-reporting format from the airline crew. 
  3. Avoid close contact with family members or fellow travelers. 
  4. Follow the directions of the airline crew while disembarking. 
  5. Immediately report facts to the Airport Health Office/Immigration Office and Helpline number (011-23978046) also.
  6. Follow the direction of the airport health officer or as issued by the helpline. 

· If you feel sick within a span of 28 days after return from COVID-19 affected areas:
  1. Immediately call the Helpline number (011-23978046) and follow the direction issued. o Maintain effective self-isolation at home and with others. 
  2. Observe good personal hygiene. o Practice frequent handwashing with soap. 
  3. Follow respiratory etiquettes - cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
  4. Report the illness to the nearest health facility and also inform the treating doctor regarding your travel history.


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