Haryana government declares coronavirus as epidemic

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Published: March 12,2020 06:04 PM
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March 12, 2020: The Haryana government has declared the contagious coronavirus infection an epidemic on Thursday.

March 12, 2020: The Haryana government has declared the contagious coronavirus infection an epidemic on Thursday.



"COVID-19 declared epidemic in Haryana," Health Minister Anil Vij said in a tweet.



 



 



This comes a day after the Karnataka government on Wednesday issued a notification with temporary regulations regarding the coronavirus, naming it 'The Karnataka Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations 2020'.



 



 



According to the sources, 44 samples of suspected cases were sent for tests till Wednesday. Out of these, 38 were found negative for coronavirus while reports of six people - four from Gurgaon and two from Panchkula - were awaited.



 



 



Over 270 isolation wards with 1,206 beds have been set up in government and private hospitals to deal with any contingency. Rohtak's premier PGIMS Hospital has been designated as the Tertiary Care Centre for treatment of critical patients.



 



 



All the hospitals in the state have been directed to set up 'flu corners' for screening of suspected coronavirus cases.



 



 



The government has also asked people with a travel history to coronavirus-affected countries to report to nearest government hospital.