[thenortheasttoday.com] Coronavirus outbreak: Meghalaya Govt alerts Guwahati, Umroi airports
The Meghalaya Government has asked the Airports Authority in Guwahati and Umroi to be alert with passengers who are coming from the affected-areas in order to tackle mysterious Coronavirus.
"We have already written to the Aiport Authority of the two airports to be alert," Health and Family Welfare Minister, Alexander Laloo Hek stated here today.
It may be mentioned that the new coronavirus-named 2019-nCoV-is thought to have originated in the food market of the central China metropolis and has since infected thousands of people across the globe. Deaths and cases are likely to rise until the outbreak is contained.
Meanwhile, Hek sadi that the Government is prepared to tackle this mysterious virus which has affected China and other countries.
"We have directed the department to be alert since we are aware about the outbreak of the virus," he said. Health and Family Minister however said that so far there are no suspicious cases of Coronavirus in the state adding that personal protection equipments and masks have been made available in the state.
"We will we will send the blood samples to National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune for testing if any reports of suspected cases," Hek said.
It may be mentioned that the State Government have put in place 108 Ambulance to immediately attend to any report of patient with symptoms of Coronavirus.
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