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Due to the growing threat of corona virus, in Jammu and Kashmir government has taken slew of measures to combat this threat. In this direction the latest from the administration is that they have geared up all the limbs of the government to help people in case they get infected by this virus.

Officials said that round-the-clock control room established in Srinagar as part of arrangements put in place to prevent spread of novel corona virus has made and received some 400 calls since Monday afternoon after it was activated.

The calls dialed out from the control room included those made to Srinagar citizens based outside India to those in the most affected countries in particular and the government has tried to give them some advice and also got the details if they were infected.

The government has also kept the control room some doctors who are working in shifts round the clock to give advice to the people as the government has received lot of panic calls.

The doctors are providing technical and medical advice to all the callers and this is a good step taken by the administration as it has provided a window for the common people to approach doctors in case they feel that they have the symptoms related to corona virus infection.

Equipped with five helpline numbers including two landlines and three mobiles and two internet-enabled computers the control room is well-equipped to handle multi-tasking as has been witnessed during the last 24 hours.

People expect more from the authorities as the infection is only spreading and has not been controlled so far.

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