Coronavirus: Isolation ward opens in Puri DHH

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Puri: District headquarters hospital in Puri has opened a special isolation ward to admit and treat patients suspected to be affected by the deadly coronavirus.

The ward will have eight beds and will be supervised by a nodal officer.

The ward was opened as a precautionary measure, and no Coronavirus case was reported in Puri till date.

The third suspected case of novel coronavirus (nCoV) was reported in the state on Wednesday with an engineer from Jagatsinghpur district admitted in the isolation ward of SCB Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack.

According to a media bulletin issued by Directorate of Public Health, 33 travellers from coronavirus affected countries were identified by the state surveillance team.

As nCoV has no definite treatment, the health administration has laid stress on its prevention. People are being taught about hand wash, cough etiquette and home isolation through awareness campaigns.

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