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Foreign tourists in Rajasthan to be screened for COVID-19

Jaipur, March 7 (IANS) All foreign tourists entering Rajasthan will be screened and, quarantined, if found positive for coronavirus, said state health officials here on Saturday.

The state employees have also been directed to stop marking biometric attendance in the wake of the threat of the spread of the dreadful virus in state. Traffic policemen have been told to stop taking breathanalyser test.

A review meeting was called at Swasthay Bhavan here on Saturday which was chaired by Additional Chief Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh.

Reviewing the steps being taken by the department, Singh asked transport, railways and roadways officials to screen all foreign tourists.

Private medical colleges have been instructed to form rapid response teams in their premises and all big private hospitals have been directed to set up isolation wards.

The information on corona and measures to check its spread is also being given on hello tunes of all mobile phones operating in the state, said Singh.

The health officials have delegated responsibility to various teams being led by their nodal officers.

Singh said employees in government hospitals have been asked to stop using biometric attendance system till further orders. Furniture, doors and government offices are being cleaned using disinfectants.

Singh has also written to the home department and police officers to direct traffic cops to stop taking breath analyser tests.

–IANS

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