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Gujarat corona update 30-3-2020 press note

Gujarat corona update 30-3-2020 press note


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• A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the WHO Country Office in China on 31 December 2019.
• WHO is working 24/7 to analyse data, provide advice, coordinate with partners, help countries prepare, increase supplies and manage expert networks.
• The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020.
• The international community has asked for US$675 million to help protect states with weaker health systems as part of its Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan.
• On 11 February 2020, WHO announced a name for the new coronavirus disease: COVID-19.
To increase access to reliable information, WHO worked with WhatsApp and Facebook to launch a new WHO Health Alert messaging service today. The WhatsApp-based service will provide vital information about COVID-19 to millions of people through their mobile phones. The services uses an AI chatbot to provide updated information on the pandemic, including how to protect yourself, questions and answers, and the latest news and press coverage. The Health Alert service is now available in English and will be introduced in other languages next week. This is part of WHO's wider initiative to work with technology companies to get accurate health information into the hands of people that need it at this critical time.
The Government of India has decided to declare a lockdown across the country till midnight, taking into account the current situation of the Corona virus. Under which the state government is taking necessary action and people are not being harassed. The Chief Minister then instructed that children and patients suffering from thalassemia and other hemoglobinopathy in this situation should not be disturbed, with the help of Indian Red Cross, to ensure that all the patients at the government hospitals located in the district and taluka are being provided necessary arrangements.

Various districts have been allocated to senior IAS officers for monitoring the work done on corona virus prevention. A total of 13 districts have been allotted to JP Gupta, Chief Rajyasik Commissioner to Saurashtra and North Gujarat, and Mukesh Kumar, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Maritime Board.
Speaking at the COVID-19 media briefing, the Director-General emphasized that the virus is capable of community transmission but can be contained with the right measures.

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