Health Ministry launches new toll-free number, email ID for queries on COVID-19

As India sees a surge in novel coronavirus cases, the Union Health Ministry on Monday activated a toll-free 24×7 national helpline number, 1075, to address queries related to the infection.

The previous helpline number, 011-239 78046, will also remain operational, the ministry officials said.

Besides the toll-free numbers,the ministry also issued a helpline email ID [email protected]

The number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 114 with one new case each reported in Ladakh, Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir, and Kerala, the officials said on Monday.

This number includes 13 people who have been discharged after they recovered and two fatalities, they said.

The 114 figure also includes 17 foreigner nationals.The government has also suspended all visas, barring a few categories like diplomatic and employment, in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

It has asked Indian nationals to avoid all non-essential travel abroad.

All international passengers returning to India should self-monitor their health and follow the required do’s and dont’s as detailed by the government, the ministry added.

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