New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Monday said that as many as 9 lakh possible passengers coming from other various countries have been screened in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.
“On 18 January we started universal screening on 7 airports and now 30 airports have been put under screening. All passengers coming from other countries are being screened in airports. So far, 8,74,708 passengers have been screened,” Vardhan told reporters.
“We have discussed with Delhi Government to prepare for isolation wards, quarantine facilities, availability of doctors, contact tracing and other precautions, if the cases increase,” he added.
The Central Government has now kept 52 laboratories operational across the country and an additional 57 laboratories have been provided with Viral Transport Media and swabs for sample collection.