Who needs and need not get tested for Covid 19? Health Ministry explains


NEW DELHI | March 28:

Health Ministry has said all individuals need not get tested for COVID- 19 as the disease is primarily reported in individuals with travel history to affected countries or close contacts of positive cases.


The Ministry has said that all symptomatic people who have history of international travel in last 14 days should get tested.

Symptomatic persons who had come in contact of confirmed cases, and healthcare workers should also be tested.

Testing should be done of symptomatic persons who are hospitalised patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Illness or Influenza like Illness or severe pneumonia.