Coronavirus Pandemic: former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu placed under home quarantine

BJP leader Suresh Prabhu took the tests for the novel coronavirus after his visit to Saudi Arabia and was tested negative. Despite this, he has kept himself in isolation as a precaution for 14 days.

Coronavirus Pandemic: former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu placed under home quarantine
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After his visit to Saudi Arabia, former Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP, Suresh Prabhu has isolated himself as a precautionary measure. Prabhu has decided to self-quarantine to stop the possible spread coronavirus or COVID-19. 

According to sources, the BJP leader took the tests for the novel coronavirus after his visit to Saudi Arabia and was tested negative. Despite this, Suresh Prabhu has kept himself in isolation as a precaution for 14 days.

There are instructions to self-quarantine or home quarantine for the people with a recent travel history to a foreign country. This is being done to stop the spread of the deadly virus. The self-quarantine period is up to 14 days. 

In Mumbai, the administration has even started stamping the left hand of the people undergoing self-quarantine. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi issued an order to all officials at hospitals and the airport asking them to ‘stamp’ the concerned people.

Prabhu, appointed sherpa of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the G20 summit, left for Saudi Arabia on March 10. A sherpa is a personal representative of a head of state who prepares the ground for him or her at international summits. 

Earlier, Union Minister V Muraleedharan also placed himself under self-quarantine despite being tested negative for the novel coronavirus. Muraleedharan had visited a Kerala-based medical institute whose hospital reported a coronavirus case. 

The coronavirus cases are increasing every day in India as the number of infected cases rises to 147, as per the health ministry. In Maharashtra, the patient tested positive for the coronavirus or COVID-19 have increased to 42 with one casualty.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) confirmed that India was in stage 2 of the coronavirus outbreak which means that local transmission of the virus has started. 

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