New Delhi: Hours after a positive case of coronavirus was reported in Delhi-NCR, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday address a press conference and urged everyone not to panic over the situation. He also stated that the process of setting up of isolation wards is underway in 25 hospitals across Delhi-NCR. Also Read - Coronavirus: 40 Students of Noida School Sent to 28-day Isolation, Advisory Issued to 1000 Companies
“The Chief Minister was informed about the one positive case. In 25 hospitals, the process of setting up of isolation wards is underway. We have to take care of personal hygiene and develop a habit of washing our hands frequently,” Manish Sisodia said. Also Read - Coronavirus: Noida School Shuts After Delhi Patient Attends Birthday Party
The Deputy CM also stated that the Delhi government is trying to get in touch with people who could be infected or were in contact with coronavirus-infected man.
Meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the COVID-19 is a new infection, but there is no need to panic.
“Over 3.5-lakh N95 masks have been arranged. We have over 8,000 separation kits for staff treating coronavirus patients,” Jain added. He also stated that the Delhi government is taking all possible steps to keep the national capital safe.
The statement from the Delhi government comes after two private schools in Noida cancelled classes on Tuesday for the next few days as a precautionary measure over the father of a student testing positive for coronavirus.
One of the schools, where a student’s father tested positive, stated further that it will remain shut from March 4 to March 6.
On the other hand, the Health Ministry stated that the family members of a Delhi-based man, who was tested positive for the coronavirus, have been shifted to Safdarjung Hospital for tests after they showed symptoms of the virus.
Talking about Delhi violence, Sisodia stated that over 327 shops were burnt in riot that broke out on Sunday. “The arson in Delhi violence resulted in complete gutting of 79 houses, 327 shops, as per data till Monday evening,” Sisodia said.