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Thermal screening begins at airports

Thermal screening begins at airports

The number of COVID-19 cases is rising in various parts of the world. So, the central government issued guidelines for international arrivals. As per these guidelines, authorities at various airports started thermal screening.

There are 29 international airports in India. The number of international passengers is more than 50,000. For instance, on December 23, the number of international arrivals was around 88,000.

Passengers from international flights are tested randomly. Two per cent of passengers arriving from other countries will have to undergo a Covid test.

Airlines will identify passengers that have to under a test. They will have to submit their test sample at the airport before leaving. Random Covid testing will be done at different airports, like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune, Goa etc.

In this context, all passengers are requested to cooperate with staff during the testing process. As they are selected randomly for Covid testing, they must give their samples without hesitation so it will be easier for the staff at airports to conduct Covid testing.

Apart from random Covid testing, all passengers need to undergo thermal screening at the entry. Symptomatic passengers will be isolated there.

The central government also decided to conduct a mock drill in various hospitals across the country. The mock drill will be conducted today at all Covid hospitals to deal with Covid cases. The Union Health Ministry, in a tweet, asked all states to take part in this drill.

The mock drill aims to handle the Covid situation in case of emergencies and prepare hospitals to be ready for providing the required facilities to patients. It also intends to focus specifically on oxygen cylinders, ventilators, human resources and logistics so that there will not be any problems in times of need.

The Centre also asked all states to strengthen surveillance and increase testing samples of Covid cases.

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