Coronavirus: J-K admin orders screening at airports, setup control rooms

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration ordered officials to screen travellers arriving from abroad at airports after the death toll of deadly Coronavirus mounted to 106.

According to a news gathering agency, the virus has killed 106 people in China after breaking out in the city of Wuhan and now has been spreading rapidly to other countries.

The J-K administration has also ordered officials to set up control rooms at state surveillance office in Srinagar and Jammu. “An advisory would be issued to all deputy commissioners to step up preparedness to tackle suspected cases,” said Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo.

The advisory would include measure to send rapid response teams, enhance surveillance, capacity for laboratory diagnosis, and earmarking isolation wards at government medical colleges in Jammu and Srinagar and Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) and in other districts.

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