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Coronavirus: Punjab, Haryana isolate two individuals

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Chandigarh:
Two individuals with travel history to
China have been kept under observation after they showed symptoms similar to
coronavirus infection officials confirmed in Haryana and  Punjab.

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij stated no case of coronavirus has been reported so far in the state, Indian express reported.

“Of five passengers with travel history
to China (in January), two have shown symptoms of the coronavirus infection and
they have been kept in isolation wards,” said Vij.

Advisories have also been issued to all
district hospitals while the Haryana government is in contact with
international airport in Chandigarh and
Delhi so that every person coming from China can be properly examined, he said.

Meanwhile, Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh
Sidhu said 16 people in the state had returned from China recently and one of
them who showed symptoms has been admitted to the PGIMER while the remaining 15
would be tracked for the 28 days, a health official said.

Sidhu further said, “Advisories have been
issued at the Attari-Wagah border and Dera Baba Nanak, asking travellers to get
themselves checked at the district hospitals.”

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The state government has also installed
thermal sensors at the Amritsar airport for the screening of passengers with
Chandigarh International Airport to soon set up sensors.

“Although Mohali Airport doesn’t have
direct flights from China and other affected countries, but the government has
set up a health check point at Mohali Airport. This dedicated team screened the
persons trevelling from the Sharjah and no suspected case has been found,” the officials
said, adding the Department of Health was fully aware of the situation.

A 28-year-old Mohali resident admitted to
PGIMER on Monday after he complained of fever, respiratory discomfort. The youth
had returned from China last week.

He has been since then kept under
isolation and his blood samples been sent for testing to the National Institute
of Virology, Pune.

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