Amaravati, Mar 13 :With Andhra Pradesh registered one positive case of COVID-19, the person, along with his family members and those who visited the family recently, were quarantined.
Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Special Chief Secretary, Medical and Health Department, K Jawahar Reddy said that the person, who tested positive hails from Nellore and had recently returned from abroad. He along with his family members, their maid and her family members were quarantined.
A screening unit is in place at Vijayawada, while a full-fledged testing facility is being set up at Tirupati. Quarantine wards will be made available at Visakhapatnam, he said.
Reddy said that 56 isolation wards were set up with 428 beds in government and private hospitals to treat the COVID 19 patients. Rapid response teams and ambulances were kept ready in all the 13 districts in the state, he added.(UNI)