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No need to panic: PM Modi on coronavirus scare

New Delhi :Amid the uptick of coronavirus cases in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday assured the citizens that there is “no need to panic” and that the ministries are working toegther to contain the infection. “We need to work together, take small yet important measures to ensure self-protection,” he tweeted, sharing some precautionary measures with the citizens.

Two new infections were detected in Delhi and Telangana on Monday, taking the number of coronavirus cases in India to five.

 

“Had an extensive review regarding preparedness on the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. Different ministries & states are working together, from screening people arriving in India to providing prompt medical attention. There is no need to panic. We need to work together, take small yet important measures to ensure self-protection,” PM Modi tweeted.

Both patients, who are undergoing treatment and are “stable”, recently travelled to countries affected by COVID-19.

In a third suspected case, officials in Rajasthan said an Italian tourist has tested positive for the virus. However, they said, the patient’s blood samples are being sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune since the positive test came after a preliminary test that was negative.