NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has confirmed 84 cases of COVID-19 in the country as at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The contact tracing of these cases has led to the identification of more than 4,000 people, who have been put under surveillance. Of the 84 cases, 10 have recovered and they have been discharged.
According to a statement issued by the Health Ministry, 12,29,363 passengers have been screened from 11,406 flights at 30 designated airports.
The Centre is also enforcing quarantine for all incoming passengers as per the guidelines. A total of 52 labs are equipped to test COVID-19.
Elaborating on the process of funding to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry said, "Under the Disaster Management Act, states/UTs can now draw funds from the State Disaster Response Fund in addition to the funds from the state government and the NHM. Ministry of Home Affairs has issued detailed guidelines to States/UTs in this regard".
Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba through a video conference reviewed preparedness and actions taken with Chief Secretaries of various States.
Gauba emphasized preventive and control measures with the adequate number of isolation wards, the need to enhance quarantine facilities and ensuring that arrivals from the identified countries are quarantined as per the standard guidelines. (IANS)