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Govt comes up with MyGov Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp to address queries on COVID-19

Govt comes up with MyGov Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp to address queries on COVID-19

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 March 2020 1:28 PM GMT

GUWAHATI: Government of India has launched MyGov Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp for Indian citizens. People can now dial in and get answers to their queries related to coronavirus.

An official tweet reads: “Get all your doubts cleared at first hand on Corona WhatsApp no. You can message with a 'Hi' and get automated response on queries related to Coronavirus. Let's share as much as we can to fight the virus. #COVID2019 @mygovindia

As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus, museums, libraries, coaching centres, beauty parlours and barber shops in Assam, will be shut until 31st March 2020, informed Finance, Health, Education and PWD minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Meanwhile, Govt of Assam has come up with regulations for prevention & containment of Coronavirus called ‘The Assam COVID-19 Regulations, 2020’ to deal with the situation better.

  • The current framework says that an ‘Empowered Officer’ will take measures necessary to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 or the spread thereof within their respective jurisdictions.
  • All hospitals (Government & Private) should have separate corners for screening of suspected cases of COVID-19. No hospital, Government or private, will refuse any screening or treatment facilities to any suspected/confirmed cases of COVID-19.
  • All hospitals (Government & Private) during screening of such cases shall record the history of travel of the person to any country or area where COVID-19 has been reported. In addition, the history of contacts with the suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 is also required to be recorded. Information of all such cases must be given to State Integrated Disease Surveillance Unit and District Magistrate immediately. People with travel history to infected places should home quarantine themselves. Depending on the case, patients can be isolated in hospitals and accordingly treatment should be given
  • No dissemination of information should be permitted without ascertaining facts or getting clearance from Health & family Welfare Department or District magistrate.
  • Penalty should be imposed on those violating the rules.

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