Coronavirus outbreak: Defence ministry sets up seven more quarantine facilities in Jaisalmer, Suratgadh, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Deolali, Kolkata, Chennai

The facilities have been set up at Jaisalmer, Suratgadh, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Deolali, Kolkata and Chennai

Press Trust of India March 12, 2020 19:06:37 IST
Coronavirus outbreak: Defence ministry sets up seven more quarantine facilities in Jaisalmer, Suratgadh, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Deolali, Kolkata, Chennai
  • Ministry of Defence has set up seven more quarantine facilities for COVID-19 patients, especially for Indian citizens being brought to back from coronavirus-hit countries, an official said on Thursday

  • The facilities have been set up at Jaisalmer, Suratgadh, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Deolali, Kolkata and Chennai

  • The Army is already operating a quarantine facility in Manesar while the one in Hindon, near Ghaziabad, is being operated by the air force

New Delhi: The Ministry of Defence has set up seven more quarantine facilities for COVID-19 patients, especially for Indian citizens being brought to back from coronavirus-hit countries, an official said on Thursday.

Coronavirus outbreak Defence ministry sets up seven more quarantine facilities in Jaisalmer Suratgadh Jhansi Jodhpur Deolali Kolkata Chennai

Representational image. PTI

The facilities have been set up at Jaisalmer, Suratgadh, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Deolali, Kolkata and Chennai.

"We are expecting more civilians to be brought back to India. We are ready with our facilities," Army spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand said.

Follow LIVE updates on Coronavirus Outbreak

The Army is already operating a quarantine facility in Manesar while the one in Hindon, near Ghaziabad, is being operated by the air force.

Updated Date:

also read

Workers protesting at world's biggest Apple iPhone factory in China beaten, detained
World

Workers protesting at world's biggest Apple iPhone factory in China beaten, detained

Videos on Chinese social media that said they were filmed at the factory in the central city of Zhengzhou showed thousands of people in masks facing rows of police in white protective suits with plastic riot shields. Postings on social media said they were protesting unspecified contract violations

What is camel flu, a virus deadlier than COVID, that could strike Qatar amid FIFA World Cup 2022?
Health

What is camel flu, a virus deadlier than COVID, that could strike Qatar amid FIFA World Cup 2022?

As 1.2 million football enthusiasts gather in Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2022, the WHO has warned of a possible outbreak of camel flu, also known as the Middle East Respiratory System (MERS). Considered to be a deadlier cousin of COVID-19, it kills up to a third of those who get infected

COVID-19 infection may reactivate several latent viruses in body: Study
Health

COVID-19 infection may reactivate several latent viruses in body: Study

Severe, long-term fatigue, post-exertional malaise, pain and sleep problems are characteristic signs of the disease