Coronavirus Outbreak: India confirms 39 positive cases of COVID-19

The health ministry on Sunday confirmed five new cases of COVID-19 which takes the toll to 39. These Five new cases have been confirmed from Kerala. All of them have travel history to Italy.

In a statement released today, the government said, ” it is keeping a close watch on the situation and a number of measures have been taken to contain the spread of COVID-19. Cabinet Secretary took the 16th review meeting today and the preparations to bring Indian citizens from Iran were elaborately discussed which are at an advance stage.”

“Since the disease has spread over more than 90 countries with over 1 lakh cases worldwide, the States/ UTs have been asked to enhance community surveillance as per the list of passengers provided to the States/UTs.”

“In view of rising cases from France, USA, Spain, it was decided to have dedicated aerobridges of these countries also in addition to the 12 countries,” the statement added.