Hyderabad: The government health officials from Yanam in Puducherry have informed authorities in Kakinada regarding the arrival of a man from China on February 1.

The man, who belongs to Peda Bapanapalli, in Tallarevu Mandal near Kakinada, is expected to return to his village soon. The Deputy Director of the government General hospital in Yanam, Puducherry had notified the Medical officer at the Primary Health Centre, in Kakinada, regarding his arrival.

The letter said, “It has been reported to one of the health staff of G.G.H, Yanam that a suspect who belongs to village Peda Bapanapalli, Tallarevu Mandalam,A.P. He has returned from China to India and he is on the way to his village. This is for your kind information to follow up and do the needful at your end.”

‘All travellers from China to be tested’

All travellers who have returned from China since 15 January 2020 shall be tested for Novel corona Virus. New orders have been directed to staff manning the Indian airports to screen passengers who have visited China in recent times.

Passengers travelling from China after 15 January, 2020 shall be tested as there is an incubation period for the Virus. The Cabinet Secretary has stressed upon the need for 14 days’ home isolation for all those who have returned from China. It is also advised that travel to China should be avoided.

The government has decided to operate six more labs from January 31 onwards, that includes one in Hyderabad. ‘It was decided to put up check-posts in relevant tourist locations for better surveillance. Precautions are underway regarding prevention and management for Novel Coronavirus in villages bordering Nepal’ said the health ministry officials.

Meanwhile, another student from Kurnool has been stranded at Wuhan after health authorities in China barred her from boarding the flight back to India citing her ‘high body temperature’.

Amritha Mohan

Amritha Mohan is a reporter at the NewsMeter. Shortly after completing her Master's in Communication at the University of Hyderabad, she began teaching courses on media and culture as a guest lecturer at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong. Amritha has previously interned with news organisations such as Greater Kashmir and Newslaundry. A lover of travel and photography, she spends most of her time planning road trips to the North-East. Nothing makes her happier than a green turf and a team to play football with. She primarily reports on education, tech, human-interesting and critical features.

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