People should snap out of holiday mood: Vijayabaskar

The Hindu|March 22, 2020

People should snap out of holiday mood: Vijayabaskar
Get serious, avoid unnecessary travel: Minister

Urging the people of the State to “come out of holiday mood” and “get serious and avoid unnecessary travel” in view of the threat posed by COVID-19, Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar on Saturday said the government had readied five dedicated mini buses at the airport to take passengers to quarantine facilities or hotels.

He told the Assembly that the bus operations were being controlled by an IAS officer, and that all passengers arriving from other countries were being provided with personal protective equipment. He said the government had begun stamping the quarantine period on the hands of affected persons in Madurai, and was also providing counselling to them. “We have quarantined 4,253 persons so far. The 20-bed isolation wards in medical college hospitals would be upgraded into 100bed isolation wards,” he said.

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