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Coronavirus: the government asks citizens to avoid non-essential trips to Singapore | India News

NEW DELHI: In compliance with the travel notice issued earlier in the wake of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the government advised citizens on Saturday to avoid all non-essential trips to Singapore.

He also said that airport detection is now being planned for passengers on flights arriving in India from Kathmandu, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia starting Monday.

Currently, passengers from China, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan are examined at 21 airports designated in the country for possible exposure to the new coronavirus.

The decision was made during a review meeting chaired by the Cabinet Secretary to take stock of the state, the actions taken and the preparation of the states and the UTs regarding the management of the new coronavirus (COVID19) here on Saturday, said the Ministry of the Heath Union.

“In compliance with the travel notice issued above, citizens are advised to avoid all non-essential trips to Singapore,” the ministry said in a statement.

To date, 21,805 passengers have been placed under community surveillance. In addition, 3.97,152 flight passengers and 9,695 passengers at seaports were examined, he said.

After a detailed review, in addition to the evaluation according to previous notices, the universal airport inspection is now planned for flights from Kathmandu, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia as of Monday, the ministry said.

The secretaries of the ministries of Health, Civil Aviation, Defense, Information and Broadcasting, DG AFMS and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Immigration Office, the ITBP and the Army were also present at the meeting , according to the statement.

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