200 fresh H1N1 cases reported

200 fresh H1N1 cases reported

A passenger wears a mask as a precautionary measure against A(H1N1) at the Calicut International Airport on Monday. PTI

The revised Central guidelines asking schools to prohibit all congregations, including the morning assembly, were expected to be issued within a day or two, official sources said.
Class teachers will have an additional responsibility as per the upcoming guidelines.

In case symptoms such as cold, running nose, sore throat, fever and body ache are detected in students, they will be advised to stay at home for seven to ten days. The Centre is also looking into Ayurveda and Unani systems for remedies for flu-like symptoms.
A task force set up to examine the efficacy of Indian systems of medicine in arresting H1N1 outbreak will submit its report to the Union health minister by Wednesday. The government will import 24 additional thermal imagers for installation in airports as the entry screening will continue.

On Monday, 220 new H1N1 cases were reported. The maximum number of cases came from Mumbai (90) followed by Pune (42). The total number of H1N1 positive cases is pegged at 1,927. Except for two cases in Mumbai, who have foreign travel history, all other cases reported on Monday were indigenous.

Other cities where H1N1 positive cases were reported include: Nashik (5), Ahmadnagar (4), Osmanabad (4), Nagpur (3), Washim (2), Aurangabad (1), Jalna (1), Chennai (20), Ahmedabad (16), Delhi (7), Jammu (4), Raipur (3) and Kolkata (3).

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