New Delhi: On a day when the coronavirus cases in the country have gone up to 40 with six more cases being reported from Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday asked the general public not to be afraid of the virus. He said the state government has made enough arrangements to contain its spread and urged them to take precautions because prevention is better than cure. Also Read - Coronavirus Outbreak: GoAir Will Not Charge Cancellation Fee on Tickets Booked Till April 30

“There is panic in the world over coronavirus but there is no need to be afraid of it. Just take precautions because prevention is better than cure,” Adityanath said. Also Read - Bengal Man Quarantined With Coronavirus Symptoms Dies While Awaiting Test Results

He also said that the government has set up an isolation ward in every district for suspected patients. “There is complete arrangement for their treatment,” he added. Also Read - Coronavirus Outbreak: ‘Efforts on to Bring Back Stranded Indians From Iran,’ Says  Jaishankar

The statement from the Uttar Pradesh CM comes at a time when the virus has infected 40 people across the country, including 16 Italians visiting India.

In the wake of the coronavirus care, the Central government has stepped up efforts to screen people at entry points into the country and has also set up facilities to quarantine suspected and confirmed cases.

Worldwide, the number of coronavirus cases stood at over 1,05,800, including 3,595 deaths.