Union home secretary urges officials to ensure 100 percent screening to contain Corona Virus threat with states bordering Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 18, 2020: Union home secretary, Ajay Bhalla reviewed the level of preparedness to contain Corona Virus threat, with states bordering Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Home Secretary held a video conference with chief secretaries/additional chief secretaries and DsGP/additional DsGP of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya, besides Secretary Border Management and DsG of BSF, SSB and Assam Rifles.

The states informed that regular screening is being done by doctors at various transit points and the community in border areas has been sensitized in respect of precautions to be taken to avoid getting infected by the virus, through gram sabhas, said a statement released by the ministry of home affairs on Tuesday.

The home secretary urged all the officials to ensure that round the clock deployment of doctors, with requisite testing kits and other medical supplies, be done so that hundred percent screening is done without fail.

So far there has been no report of Covid-19 positive case in Manipur, the state bordering Meghalaya.

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