New Delhi: After three fresh cases of coronavirus were reported in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that he has asked the DTC and cluster buses, metro and hospitals to be disinfected on a regular basis as a precautionary measure. Also Read - Amid Rising Cases of Coronavirus in the Country, Arunachal Pradesh Bans Entry Of Foreigners
Saying that the national capital has reported 3 positive cases, Kejriwal said 1 suspected case of coronavirus has also been reported. Also Read - Coronavirus Cases in India Spike to 39 as 5 Fresh Cases Reported From Kerala, Tamil Nadu
“The first patient came in contact with 105 people, the second patient came in contact with 168 people and the third patient came in contact with 64 people. All these people have been quarantined, their samples have been taken for test,” Kejriwal said. Also Read - Salman Khan's Coronavirus Concern Goes For Toss, Lands Innumerable Kisses on Ayat Sharma's Lips | Watch
Holding a press conference, the Delhi CM said that 168 isolation beds had been set up at 25 hospitals in the wake of the coronavirus cases.
He also urged the people of the national capital to inform the government about people whom they know have returned from foreign country in the past 14 days.
Chairing the state task force meeting on Sunday, Kejriwal said the Delhi government was fully prepared to deal with the novel coronavirus.
Kejriwal also added that he will meet Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Monday and request for a complete travel ban on the movement to and from the COVID-19-affected countries.
“Tomorrow, we will meet Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and request a total travel ban to and from the coronavirus affected countries with India. All patients who have tested positive for the virus have a travel history to these affected countries,” Kejriwal said
The development comes after the Central government suspended visas and e-visas granted on or before March 3 to people travelling from Italy, Iran, South Korea, and Japan, effective immediately, after a surge in cases of COVID-19 in these countries.
Talking about the preparedness about tackling coronavirus cases in Delhi, Kejriwal 40 doctors of Delhi Government are doing screening at airports. “So far 1, 40,603 passengers have been screened. We are also observing Delhi residents who came from other countries in the last 14 days. If they show symptoms, we ask them to home quarantine and ask them to visit a hospital for examination. In our 25 hospitals, there are 168 isolation beds available. We have also provided treatment and sample examination services in these hospitals,” he said.
On Sunday, the coronavirus cases in the country have gone up to 40 with six new cases being reported from Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The disease has caused deaths of 3200 people globally.