Novel Coronavirus in China

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Govt. of India, Health reviews the preparedness of States/UTs on Coronavirus

pl. Secretary, Health reviews the preparedness of States/UTs on Coronavirus through video conference New Delhi, 30th January 2020. Sanjeeva Kumar, Special Secretary (HFW) chaired a video conference (VC) with Health Secretaries of states with 21 identified airports along with theAirport Health Organization Officers (APHOs), Health Secretaries of the states bordering Nepal (Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim) and other states/UTs. He reviewed their preparedness for prevention and management of coronavirus. Dr. Rajiv Garg, DGHS and senior officials from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and NCDC were also present during the Video Conference. corona virus latest update Accordning to a spokesperson of Govt. of India, Spl. Secretary (H) informed that various advisories, and guidelines have already been issued by the Health Ministry to all the States/UTs and regular monitoring on the status of preparedness is being taken place at the highest level. He reviewed the preparedness status of all the States/UTs regarding the following: Airports- States/UTs reported that the thermal and symptomatic screening has been initiated at all identified Airports. Thermal screening sensors are operational and few more such equipment is being procured. The immigration and other staff members at the Airports have been sensitized and dedicated ambulances are placed at the Airports. Deployment of medical & para-medical staff is also being done for round-the-clock service. Self-declaration forms are available and signages are being placed at prominent places at all Airports. Seven central teams have visited the respective states and helped to strengthen the preparedness too. Hospitals- States/UTs reported that isolation wards have been made identified and readied to face any contingency. Personal Protection Equipment and masks are available in adequate quantity in all the States/UTs.States need to regularly assess requirement of personal protection equipment, masks etc., and undertake necessary procurement to ensure sufficient supply. Tertiary hospitals are also identified for these airports and the protocols for contact tracing are followed and timely collection and transportation of samples from suspected cases to NIV, Pune is being done. States bordering Nepal reported that adequate steps have been taken at the land check posts, and people contacts &meetings have been…

World Health Organization

WHO will decide today whether or not Novel Coronavirus in China to declare a public health emergency ?

Geneva, 22 January 2020 : First meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee on the Novel Coronavirus in China was held on Wednesday 22 January 2020, at 12:10 at WHO Geneva HQ. Emergency Committee meeting was convened by the WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Novel Coronavirus 2019 Situation Summary The full text of  WHO Director-General’s statement on IHR Emergency Committee on Novel Coronavirus is as follows. “Good evening to everyone in the room, and to everyone online. I’m really sorry that we’re so late. Thank you all for your patience. As you know, this is an evolving and complex situation. I’d like to thank Dr Houssin for his leadership of the Emergency Committee, and all the members of the committee, the advisors, and those who made presentations earlier today. I was very impressed by the detail and depth of China’s presentation. I also appreciate the cooperation of China’s Minister of Health, who I have spoken with directly during the last few days and weeks. His leadership and the intervention of President Xi and Premier Li have been invaluable, and all the measures they have taken to respond to the outbreak. There was an excellent discussion during the committee today, but it was also clear that to proceed, we need more information. For that reason, I have decided to ask the Emergency Committee to meet again tomorrow to continue their discussion, and the Chair, Dr Houssin, has agreed with that request. The decision about whether or not to declare a public health emergency of international concern is one I take extremely seriously, and one I am only prepared to make with appropriate consideration of all the evidence. Our team in China working with local experts and officials to investigate the outbreak. We will have much more to say tomorrow. Thank you very much, and we would be glad to answer any questions you have. Before that, I would like to hand over to the chair of the Emergency Committee, Dr Houssin, to say a few words about the committee’s deliberations. सावधान ! चीन और थाईलैंड में नए खतरनाक…