The arrangement at IIIT, Mantripukhri which function as the IQC as well as the Screening Centre for those travelling by road is a confusing mess and with the long queues many of those who retuned were forced to wait without even water for a very long time.
Infectious diseases have ravaged humankind since time immemorial. We have known ancient scourges such as malaria, yellow fever, tuberculosis, plague, leprosy, polio and flu etc. Malaria and TB are now dangerous re-emerging infectious diseases. Over the last several decades, many new infectious diseases have cropped up. These are often referred to as emerging infectious diseases (EIDs).
The current scourge with the advent of COVID-19 pandemic tells us that there is the need to protect people from health emergencies