Police in India are being asked to take more stringent action against those involved in the sickening outbreak of coronavirus.
The outbreak in north-western India has killed more than 1,000 people, with at least 7,000 still missing.
The country’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Jairam Ramesh told NDTV today that there were three cases of coronavia in the capital, Delhi.
“In the past 24 hours, two cases have been reported from Delhi and one person has died,” Dr Rameshi said.
“We have been asked to use a strict strategy to track down those involved and stop them from spreading this pandemic.”
The Chief Medical Officers report says that police and public health workers should be vigilant, take preventive measures and use the “maximum” measures to prevent further spread.
“It is imperative that the police and health workers use all the available powers to ensure the health and safety of people in Delhi,” Dr Jairshi said, as reported by NDTV.
Police have said they have arrested at least five people, including a young woman who had been in India for six months.
NDTV reported that the woman’s parents had travelled to India in January for a wedding.
Police are also investigating the case of an alleged drug smuggler, who was in India with his wife, who died.
NDtv reported that they had arrested a suspected smuggler in the city of Jaipur, but he is still on the run.