Thursday, March 12, 2020

6.5 Lakh Passengers Screened at 30 Indian Airports for Coronavirus

Addressing a  press conference on Coronavirus related issues, Union Minister said that screening of passengers coming from all parts of the world is currently being carried on at 30 Indian airports and 6,49,452 passengers have been screened.

Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Civil Aviation briefed the media on the various measures taken by MoCA to deal with Coronavirus outbreak. 

“Government of India had started taking measures including screening much before the WHO has termed the virus outbreak as Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30th January 2020,” said Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister Civil Aviation.

The universal screening of all incoming passengers coming from all parts of the world has begun at Indian airports. After thermal screening, the passengers who show initial signs of fever, are subjected to full testing and further detailed process is carried out.

Furthermore, around 70,000 passengers coming to India on a daily basis through airports from different parts of the world, are being screened.

“WINGS India 2020, a major event of Civil aviation sector scheduled from 12th to 15th March 2020, will be held on a truncated basis. Large public gatherings would be avoided. The local representatives would be attending the event. Video conferencing is being planned with the delegates outside India,” he further added.
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