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Govt seeks suggestions from public to check coronavirus spread

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government has invited suggestions and ideas from public to help fight against highly contagious coronavirus that has killed over 10,000 people globally.

The MyGov portal of the government has started discussion on ways to check the spread of the virus.

"In order to involve the community in the fight against the Virus, we would want you to share your ideas and suggestions to help fight #Coronavirus," the discussion details posted on MyGov stated.

According to the government, the most important factor in preventing the spread of the virus locally is to empower citizens with the right information and taking precautions as per the advisories being issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

It has sought suggestions around innovative and best practices regarding hygiene, hand washing, social distancing and preventing spread of rumours and being prepared rather than panicking.

Last date to comment on the discussion is April 30.

According to the ICMR data updated on March 20, a total of 206 individuals have been found positive among "suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases".

Initial comments of public have proposed lockdown, tracking of all passengers, mandatory quarantine etc.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 20 2020. 16:54 IST