Corona Virus Important Information
Central Helpline Number for corona-virus: – +91-11-23978046
Corona Virus or the COVID-19 is showing its destruction of human resources everywhere. China from where its believed that this deadly virus has raised has witnessed a great loss in its human resources and as the human resources so all the sectors indirectly as well as directly gets affected. The virus has transmitted through humans throughout the world and everyone is in a panic situation. Not only the developing but as well as the developing countries too are suffering from this deadly virus. Within 3 days in Italy approximately about 10, 000 people were infected by this virus. The virus has too reached our beloved country India and we all as the citizens of India are making efforts to reduce its affects. The best way is social distancing which many of the infected people are abiding but many cases are seen where the infected persons are running from the isolation wards. Thus, affecting all the citizens. Our honourable Prime Minister too has said for Janata curfew in order to remove the chain. Thus, we should abide his sayings and instructions as well. Though there is no antidote or vaccine available of this virus but by following some of the guideline we can save ourselves from this virus. So, the guidelines provided by our Indian government are as follows:-
According to:- Government of India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Directorate General of Health Services (EMR Division)
Guidelines for home quarantine:-
Detection of a travel related/unrelated suspect case of novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID19) will be followed by rapid isolation of such cases in designated health facilities and line listing of all contacts of such cases. Home quarantine is applicable to all such contacts of a suspect or confirmed case of COVID-19.
This intervention will be limited to the initial phase of India reporting only
(i) travel related cases and
(ii) focal clusters arising from a travel related/unrelated case where cluster containment strategy is adopted
(iii) Persons coming from COVID-19 affected areas where local and community transmission is evident.
How one can get affected from this deadly virus…..??:-
A contact is defined as a healthy person that has been in such association with an infected person or a contaminated environment as to have exposed and is therefore at a higher risk of developing disease.
A contact in the context of COVID-19 is:
A person living in the same household as a COVID-19 case;
A person having had direct physical contact with a COVID-19 case or his/her infectious secretions without recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) or with a possible breach of PPE
A person who was in a closed environment or had face to face contact with a COVID-19 case at a distance of within1metre including air travel;
The epidemiological link may have occurred within a 14‐day period before the onset of illness in the case under consideration.
Instructions for contacts being home quarantined:
The home quarantined person should:
Stay in a well-ventilated single-room preferably with an attached/separate toilet. If another family member needs to stay in the same room, it’s advisable to maintain a distance of at least 1 meter between the two.
Needs to stay away from elderly people, pregnant women, children and persons with co-morbidities within the household.
Restrict his/her movement within the house.
Under no circumstances attend any social/religious gathering e.g. wedding, condolences, etc.
He should also follow the under mentioned public health measures at all times:
Wash hand as often thoroughly with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Avoid sharing household items e.g. dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding, or other items with other people at home.
Wear a surgical mask at all the time. The mask should be changed every 6-8 hours and disposed off. Disposable masks are never to be reused.
Masks used by patients / care givers/ close contacts during home care should be disinfected using ordinary bleach solution (5%) or sodium hypochlorite solution (1%) and then disposed of either by burning or deep burial.
Used mask should be considered as potentially infected.
If symptoms appear (cough/fever/difficulty in breathing), he/she should immediately inform the nearest health centre or call 011-23978046.
Instructions for the family members of persons being home quarantined
Only an assigned family member should be tasked with taking care of the such person
Avoid shaking the soiled linen or direct contact with skin
Use disposable gloves when cleaning the surfaces or handling soiled linen
Wash hands after removing gloves
Visitors should not be allowed
In case the person being quarantined becomes symptomatic, all his close contacts will be home quarantined (for 14 days) and followed up for an additional 14days or till the report of such case turns out negative on lab testing
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces in the quarantined person’s room (e.g. bed frames, tables etc.) daily with 1%Sodium Hypochlorite Solution.
Clean and disinfect toilet surfaces daily with regular household bleach solution/phenolic disinfectants
Clean the clothes and other linen used by the person separately using common household detergent and dry.
According to The ‘Government of India Ministry of Health & FW’;-
Consolidated Travel Advisory for COVID-19:-
Indian citizens are advised to refrain from travel to COVID-19 affected Countries (China, Republic of Korea, Islamic Republic of Iran, Italy and Japan):-
People coming from these countries henceforth will be quarantined.
Those planning a visit to India from these countries:
Existing visas (including e-Visa already issued) are no longer valid for any foreign national travelling from these countries.
If there are compelling reasons to travel to India, intending visitors may contact Embassy of India in these countries and apply afresh for an Indian visa.
For any queries related to health, people may contact on Ministry of Health & Family
Welfare 24*7 helpline number (+91-11-23978046) or email at (email@example.com)
Those having compelling reasons to travel to these countries should follow these simple public health measures at all times as under:
Observe good personal hygiene. Practice frequent hand washing with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
Follow respiratory etiquettes – cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness, such as cough, runny nose etc.
Avoid contact with live animals and consumption of raw/undercooked meats. avoid travel to farms, live animal markets or where animals are slaughtered. Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms such as cough or runny nose.
If you feel sick on flight, while traveling back to India:
Inform the airlines crew about illness. Seek mask and the self-reporting format from the airline crew. avoid close contact with family members or fellow travellers. Follow-on the directions of airline crew while disembarking. Immediately report facts to the Airport Health Office/Immigration Office and Helpline number (011-23978046) also.
Follow the direction of the airport health officer or as issued by the helpline.
If you feel sick within a span of 28 days after return from COVID-19 affected areas:
Immediately call the Helpline number (011-23978046) and follow the direction issued.
Maintain effective self-isolation at home and with others. Observe good personal hygiene. practice frequent hand washing with soap.
Follow respiratory etiquette – cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
Report the illness to the nearest health facility and also inform the treating doctor regarding your travel history.
In addition to Visa restrictions already in place, passengers traveling from /having visited Italy or Republic of Korea and desirous of entering India will need certificate of having tested negative for COVID-19 from the designated laboratories authorized by the health authorities of these countries. This will be enforced from 0000 Hrs of 10th March, 2020 and is a temporary measure till cases of COVID-19 subside.
Additional Information Added:-
In view of the evolving situation of COVID-19 across the world and in India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued travel advisories from time to time. The issued travel advisories are consolidated as under:
Indian citizens are advised to refrain from travel to China, Iran, Republic of Korea, Italy & Japan and advised to avoid non-essential travel to other COVID-19 affected countries.
All regular (sticker) Visas/e-Visa (including VoA for Japan and South Korea) granted to nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan and issued on or before 03.03.2020 and who have not yet entered India, stand suspended with immediate effect. Those requiring to travel to India due to compelling reasons, may seek fresh visa from nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate.
Regular (sticker) visa / e-Visa granted to nationals of Peoples Republic of China, issued on or before 05.02.2020 were suspended earlier. It shall remain in force. Those needing to travel to India under compelling circumstances may apply for fresh visa to nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate.
Regular (sticker) visas/e-Visas granted to all foreign nationals who have travelled to Peoples Republic of China, Iran, Italy, South Korea and Japan on or after 01.02.2020, and who have not yet entered India stand suspended with immediate effect. Those requiring traveling to India under compelling circumstances may apply for fresh visa to nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate.
Compulsory Certification of having tested negative for COVID-19
4.In addition to Visa restrictions already in place, passengers traveling from /having visited Italy or Republic of Korea and desirous of entering India will need certificate of having tested negative for COVID-19 from the designated laboratories authorized by the health authorities of these countries. This will be enforced from 0000 Hrs of 10th March, 2020 and is a temporary measure till cases of COVID-19 subside.
Universal Screening and self-declaration
All international Passengers entering into India are required to furnish duly filled self-declaration form (including personal particulars i.e. phone no. and address in India) to Health Officials and Immigration officials and undergo Universal Health Screening at the designated health counters at all Points of Entry.
Diplomats, officials of UN and other International bodies, OCI cardholders and Aircrew from above countries are exempted from such restriction on entry. However, their health screening is compulsory.
Health measures to be followed at all times
Those having compelling reasons to travel to COVID-19 affected countries (updated list available at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports) and while abroad they should follow these simple public health measures at all times as under:
Observe good personal hygiene. Monitor your health. practice frequent hand washing with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer. Follow respiratory etiquettes – cover your mouth with tissue or handkerchief while coughing.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness, such as cough, difficulty in breathing etc.
Wear a mask if you have symptoms such as cough, fever or difficulty in breathing. Contact local doctor immediately if you have cough, fever or difficulty in breathing.
While returning back to India, if a traveler feels sick during his/her journey:
Inform the airlines crew about illness.
Seek mask from the airline crew. follow the directions of airline crew.
Follow the direction of the airport health officer after disembarkation.
If a traveler feel sick (cough/fever or difficulty in breathing) within 28 days after return from COVID-19 affected areas:
Immediately call the Helpline number (011-23978046), inform about your travel history and follow the directions provided.
Isolate yourself at home and wear a mask till such time you are examined by a doctor from health authority.
Follow the directions of the health authority
For any queries related to health, people may contact Ministry of Health & Family Welfare 24*7 helpline number (+91-11-23978046) or email at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Additional Information Added:-
No scheduled international commercial passenger aircraft shall take off from any foreign airport for any airport in India, after 0001 hrs GMT of March 22, 2020 (*i.e. 0531 hrs Indian Standard Time (IST) of March 22, 2020). These instructions shall remain in force till 0001 hrs GMT of March 29, 2020.
A maximum travel time of 20 hours is permissible for such commercial passenger aircraft to land in India.
As such, no incoming scheduled international commercial passenger aircraft shall be allowed to disembark its passengers *on Indian soil* (Foreigner or Indian) after 2001 hrs GMT of March 22, 2020 (*i.e. 0131hrs IST of March 23, 2020).
These instructions are in addition to the travel restrictions/ advisories already issued and under implementation.
The above are temporary measures to restrict the spread of COVID-19, and are subject to review by Government.
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19):- Latest News
According to the Situation report – #60 of WHO it has been stated that:-
Data as reported by national authorities by 23:59 CET 19 March 2020:-
The Total number of infected as well as the no. Of the total deaths are listed below:-
|Where......?||Total no. Infected.......?||Total no. Of deaths....?|
|Western Pacific Region||93349||3405|
|South-East Asia Region||918||31
|Eastern Mediterranean Region||20759||1312
|Region Of The Americas||13271||178|
WHO RISK ASSESSMENT Of the COVID-19:-Global Level Very High
For country numbers, find the latest situation reports here here
Central Helpline Number for corona-virus: – +91-11-23978046
Helpline Numbers of States & Union Territories (UTs)
|Name of the State||Helpline Nos.|
|West Bengal||1800313444222, 03323412600,|
|Name of Union Territory (UT)||Helpline Nos.|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||03192-232102|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu||104|
|Jammu & Kashmir||01912520982, 0194-2440283|
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