New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases in India, Union health Minister Harsh Vardhan will on Thursday meet key partners of private healthcare units for case management.

“Private sector shall also be engaged for COVID-19 management. Health Minister will meet with key partners today evening,” a statement issued by the Health Ministry said.

“Universal screening has been mandated since March 4 and has started in most airports from Wednesday evening. It should stabilize today with additional staff being provided by the states.”

At present there are 29 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, o which, three from Kerala have recovered and have been discharged.

A total of 3,542 samples have been sent for testing, of which 29 were positive for COVID-19.

Testing of 92 samples was ongoing and 23 were being reconfirmed.




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