25 January 2020 – Update of actions taken by The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Health, Immigration, Tourism
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: N/A

Overview: GUIDANCE DOCUMENT FOR POEs, STATES AND UTs FOR SURVEILLANCE OF 2019-nCoV with an aim
To establish system for screening of travellers from 2019 nCoV affected countries
(China) at Points of Entries and
To establish In country/ community surveillance through the Integrated Disease
Surveillance Programme network(IDSP)

It is mainly targeted towards health personnel involved in entry
screening at Points of Entries (designated Airports) and in community surveillance through
the mechanism of IDSP.
Full details here: https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Guidance%20document%20-%202019-nCoV.pdf

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat to the country, Considered a necessary escalation of current measures
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government
Evidence/Justification: 1. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), GoI is closely monitoring the outbreak
of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was
first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand.
2. Limited information is available to characterize the spectrum of clinical illness, however yet modes of transmission, incubation period and period of communicability is unknown. No
vaccine or specific treatment for 2019-nCoV infection is available; supportive care is
recommended.
3. WHO assesses the risk of this event to be very high in China, high at the
regional level and moderate at the global level.
4. Advisories for travellers visiting China and arriving from China have been issued