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Coronavirus: Around 13K flyers screened at Jaipur airport

Jaipur, Feb 14 (IANS) : A total of 12,992 passengers have been screened at Jaipur International Airport in the wake of coronavirus alert coming in from 84 international flights till Friday.

In a release by the Directorate Medical & Health Services, it was informed that screening of all passengers has been going on since January 28. Five doctors and 5 paramedical nurses have been deputed at the airport.

Samples of 80 patients were collected out of which all 80 have been found negative. Till date, no patient has been declared positive for coronavirus here, confirmed health officials.

Additional Chief Secretary medical and health, Rohit Kumar Singh issued directions to all health officials to remain sensitive about the issue.

He also asked officials to identify tourists who have been coming from China and get their thermal screening done.

A total of 239 patients were under observation after coming from China, out of them 26 have completed 28 days of surveillance, 3 passengers have gone back to China, 6 to Phillippines and 204 are under surveillance.

Till date 58 suspected patients are admitted in isolation in different wards.

State government has also strengthened the surveillance and control measures against the disease and has set up state helpline numbers.

Isolation wards have also been demarcated in medical college and district hospitals.



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