Coronavirus in India: Following closure of Noida's school, CMO urges restraint
Coronavirus in India: Following closure of Noida's school, CMO urges restraint
Mirah Zamin
Coronavirus in India: Following closure of Noida's school, CMO urges restraint
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Coronavirus in India: Following closure of Noida's school, CMO urges restraint

Noida: Amidst the on-going panic about coronavirus, Chief Medical Officer, Noida, Dr Anurag Bhargava has asked the residents, living in the district, to exercise restraint as the virus is very fragile and dies within seven to eight hours in open areas. 

Talking to CitySpidey, Bhargava confirmed that no such case of corona has been reported so far from the district. He said all the measures are being taken and as a procedure, the concerned school of the district has also been sanitised. 

He informed that they have asked the school's management to not allow children on the premises until the sanitisation of the area is not complete. He suggested isolation from public places as the best prevention, as no treatment for the virus is available as of now.

It is being said that five children from the concerned school were part of gathering where the corona affected man from Delhi's Mayur Vihar was present. 

Shriram Millennium School has temporarily closed for the day. And, the children and their parents who attended the gathering have been advised to take self-isolation for 14-days. 

The CMO also reached the school and referred few children for screening at Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GMIS), Noida. Some 40 people have been sent for screening.

CitySpidey tried reaching the principal of the school but all our calls went unanswered.

Meanwhile, six cases with high viral load have been detected during sample testing in Agra. These people had come in contact with the COVID-19 patient from New Delhi, reported yesterday. They have been kept in isolation. 

Their samples are being sent to NIV, Pune for confirmation. Contact tracing of the persons who have come in contact with these six persons is also simultaneously being done through the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) network.