TDP MP Jayadev Galla speaking in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Photo/ANI
TDP MP Jayadev Galla speaking in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Photo/ANI

Need to understand economic impact of Coronavirus on India: TDP MP

ANI | Updated: Mar 05, 2020 14:36 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 5 (ANI): Raising concerns over deadly Coronavirus disease, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP Jayadev Galla on Thursday said that there is a need to understand the economic impact of COVID-19 on India.
"We need to understand what is going to be the economic impact of coronavirus on our country. People are expecting a global economic impact," said Galla in the Lok Sabha.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday confirmed that 29 were tested positive for Coronavirus in the country till March 4.

Speaking at the Rajya Sabha, Vardhan said: "Till 4th March, there have been 29 positive cases of Coronavirus in India. I am daily reviewing the situation. A Group of Ministers is also monitoring the situation."

The Union Minister also spoke on revised travel advisory issued by the government and said: "All arriving from abroad, including the United Nations officials and others exempted from visa restrictions, will also undergo airport screening."

He added that self-declaration forms are mandatory for all passengers arriving from abroad.
He informed that border crossing in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal are also being monitored by specific teams.
Giving details of the evacuation of Indian citizens by Air India and Indian Air Force, he said: "The government is also monitoring matter of Indians stranded in Iran."
"More than 9,200 calls have been attended on the helpline number on Coronavirus," he said. (ANI)