Aarogya Setu app mandatory for returning NRIs, migrants-THE HINDU-13-05-2020


In addition to making the Aarogya Setu app mandatory, the Health Ministry also directed the States to focus on more effective surveillance, contact tracing, adequate testing and timely treatment of all the returnees, including testing at the point of disembarking, quarantining and offering further treatment.

“This household level cross-sectional survey will cover 24,000 adults across four strata of districts on the basis of reported cases of COVID-19. Overall, the survey will be conducted in randomly selected 69 districts from 21 States,” an ICMR release said. “Sera from these individuals will be tested for presence of IgG antibodies using ELISA test developed by ICMR-National Institute of Virology , Pune.

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He added that India currently has 2.37% active COVID-19 patients in ICU, 0.41% on ventilators and 1.82% on oxygen support. Stressing on the need to ramp-up surveillance for SARI/ILI in the affected and non-affected districts, the Health Minister said States and UTs have been told to take the help of the medical colleges.

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