New Delhi: In a bid to prevent the infection of Covid-19 from spreading into India from other virus-infected countries, the government has suspended issuing visas for travellers from four countries.
Visas are suspended for people from Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea. An Indian Army Major travelling from Iran has also been isolated for observation. The Major has also willingly offered to be medically examined.
Union Health Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, spoke to a national media about the measures taken by the government in tackling Covid-19.
He said, “We started working towards preventing coronavirus from entering the country on January 17, two weeks before the WHO [World Health Organisation] declared the virus as an emergency of international concern.”
The minister reminded that in a country of 1.35 billion people only six have been identified with the disease and this shows how much the government has been able to contain the spread of Covid-19.