Hyd: IT Corridor Back To Normalcy, Govt Seeks N-95 Masks From Centre

State Health Minister E Rajender - Sakshi Post

HYDERABAD: Normlacy returned to the coronavirus scare-hit IT corridor here on Friday, a day after an employee suspected to have contracted the infection tested negative for it. A media bulletin on coronavirus (COVID-19) issued by the government said results of 16 samples (cumulatively) were awaited

Meanwhile the state government has stepped up prevention measures and sought disposable N95 masks from the Centre. The Telangana government urged the Centre to supply N-95 masks as part of measures to deal with COVID-19, citing shortage.

A day after samples of two persons sent to National Institute of Virology in Pune, tested negative bringing much relief, the government also wanted the Centre to set up another lab to test samples for COVID-19. State Health Minister E Rajender, who participated in a video conference on COVID-19 with Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, requested that N-95 masks be supplied, official sources said.

A disposable N95 mask (respirator) is a safety device that covers the nose and mouth and helps protect the wearer from breathing in some hazardous substances. Rajender also appealed to the Centre to establish another lab to test samples for the virus.The samples are currently tested in the lab at state-run Gandhi hospital here.

During the video conference, Vardhan appreciated the state government's efforts in preventing the spread of COVID- 19, sources said.Telangana has reported only one positive case of COVID-19 so far.

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