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CORONA VIRUS

• 24 x7 control room functional in the District Control room – 0477 2239999

• Sufficient number of beds earmarked for management of isolated cases :

o Alappuzha Medical College Hospital
o General Hospital Alappuzha
o Taluk Hosptials

Sample testing facility for nCoV at National Institute of Virology, Alappuzha Unit

Advice to General Public :

• Not to be panic, but to adhere to health advisories issued by the State Government

• Use handkerchief / towel while sneezing / coughing

• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water

• If any of the public in home quarantine require medical support, they should avoid public transport and immediately contact the control room for vehicle to go to hospital.

• Those who have arrived from the corona affected countries should remain under strict home isolation for 28 days from the date of arrival in India, irrespective of whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic

• Any misinformation regarding nCoV or maligning people under medical surveillance is being watched closely by cyber cell of police and strict action will be taken against those engaging in such action