India to release guidelines in 48 hrs as WHO declares Zika emergency

India said on Tuesday it is readying travel guidelines for pregnant women passengers coming from and going to the Zika affected countries as the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an international emergency over the mosquito-borne virus.

“We were waiting for the WHO meet on Zika virus to take place and based on the outcome, we will be issuing detailed guidelines in next 48 hours,” Union health minister JP Nadda said.

“We have discussed the guidelines in detail,” he added.

On Friday, India had constituted a technical committee to formulate travel guidelines and a joint monitoring committee to review the global situation on the spread of the virus.


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