15 lakh flew to India from abroad, but many still not being monitored for Coronavirus
As India observes a nationwide, lockdown, a serious gap in the fight against preventing Coronavirus spread has been flagged by Rajiv Gauba
PSU Watch - March 27, 2020
New Delhi: As India observes a nationwide, total lockdown, a serious gap in the fight against preventing Coronavirus spread has been flagged by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Friday — that there is a serious gap between the number of international passengers who have flown into India in the last two months and who need to be monitored and the actual number of passengers being monitored by states. In a letter dated March 26, Gauba told state chief secretaries, “There appears to be a gap between the number of international passengers who need to be monitored by the States/UTs and the actual number of passengers being monitored.” Gauba also said that at least 15 lakh passengers from abroad have entered India between January 18 and March 23. “I have been informed that upto March 23, cumulatively, Bureau of Immigration has shared details of more than 15 lakh incoming international passengers with the States/UTs for monitoring for COVID-19,” the Cabinet Secretary said.