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43 New COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours, Ministry Says “In No Way Are We Relaxed”




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The authorities has introduced a national 21-day lockdown.

New Delhi:

After 4 consecutive days of excessive variety of infections – between 70 and 80 – 43 new circumstances have been registered within the final 24 hours, the well being ministry stated immediately. Even yesterday, 73 new circumstances have been detected, which took the whole to 606. Today, with the 43 new circumstances, the whole stands at 649. Four extra individuals have died, taking the whole to 13.

“We have observed that the rate of growth of cases has decreased, but in no way are we being relaxed about anything at this point,” Lav Agarwal, senior Health Ministry official, advised the media immediately. 

Calling it a “stable or slow growth”, the official stated, “People quarantined must be monitored… We need to make people aware about social distancing and must be reassured that there will be no shortage of essential commodities, so they stop crowding shops”.

Two days in the past, the federal government had introduced a 21-day countrywide “curfew-like” lockdown that got here with penal provisions for violation underneath the National Disaster Management Act.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who made the announcement within the night, stated whereas 21 days would possibly look like a very long time, “this is the only way to ensure everyone is safe”. Staying at dwelling, he had repeatedly stated, is now a matter of survival.

Medical consultants, nonetheless, stated it’s too early to see the outcomes but.

Today, the World well being Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated lockdowns won’t be sufficient to eradicate the virus. They have solely created what he referred to as a “second window of opportunity”

“Aggressive measures to find, isolate, test, treat and trace is not only the best and fastest way out of extreme social and economic restrictions, but they’re also the best way to prevent them,” the WHO chief added.

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