Vijayawada: Eleven persons with suspected symptoms of Corona virus (Covid-19) were admitted to different hospitals in various parts of Andhra Pradesh on 4 March.

Of the 11, officials of the medical and health department said five persons were admitted to the Government Hospital in Vizag city, while the others were admitted to various hospitals in Eluru, Kakinada, Srikakulam, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, and a few others places in Andhra Pradesh.

Sources said that in Vizag three passengers travelling from Kuala Lumpur who were suffering from fever escaped the screenings at Vizag airport under the pretext of going to the washroom. Based on information from CISF personnel, the city police, with the support of the medical and health department, launched a search for the trio who were then admitted to hospital.

Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday directed officials of the health department to take all measures and provide medication to people who were suspected of Corona virus in Andhra Pradesh. The officials said that all those admitted to various hospitals have been kept in isolation wards and medication is being administered. A senior officer from the medical and health department said samples have been sent to Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad to test for Corona virus.

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