Dr. Poonam Khetarpal Singh, Regional Director of South East Asia Region in the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that appropriate treatment of Kovid-19 is the best way to stop the virus and its various forms from spreading. He said that investigation, detection of people exposed to the infected, isolation and treatment efforts will have to be increased. In an interview about the boom in coronavirus cases, Singh talked about the importance of coughing and sneezing, cleanliness of hands and social distance in the fight against the disease.
Since the beginning of April, a record number of infection cases are coming to India. A record 1,45,384 new cases of coronavirus infection have been reported in the country on Saturday, after which the total number of people infected so far has increased to 1,32,05,926. According to the latest data of the Health Ministry at eight o'clock on Saturday morning, the number of people under treatment again increased to more than 10 lakh after about six and a half months. Singh said that public health and social measures are very important to prevent the spread of the virus infection.
'Social distancing will limit people-to-people contact'
In response to a question, he said that measures of social distance and restrictions on movement will limit people-to-people contact and reduce the speed of Kovid-19 infection. In response to the lockdown question, Singh said that such decisions should be taken only on the basis of local epidemiology, risk assessment such as the capacity of health systems. Regarding the forms of the virus, he said that the information available about their presence is not systematic. He said that the WHO is monitoring the virus forms through its 'Virus Evolution Working Group'.
1,45,384 new cases were reported in the country in the last 24 hours
A record 1,45,384 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the country in a day, after which the total number of people infected so far has increased to 1,32,05,926. According to the Health Ministry data, the number of people under treatment increased again to more than 10 lakhs after about six and a half months. 794 more people died due to the virus, the highest number for any single day since October 18 last year. The total number of people killed so far has increased to 1,68,436 from this infection. The daily number of infected people in the country has increased for the 31st consecutive day. At present, treatment of 10,46,631 infected people is underway, which is 7.93 percent of the total number of people infected so far, while the rate of recovery of people after getting infected has fallen further to 90.80 percent.