No exhausting proof to say there was group transmission of coronavirus COVID-19 in India: Health Ministry

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New Delhi: Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday (March 26) stated {that a} complete of 649 confirmed instances of coronavirus COVID-19 have been reported within the nation, including there isn’t any exhausting proof to say there was group transmission of the lethal virus in India.

Addressing the press on the coronavirus state of affairs, Health Ministry joint secretary Lav Agarwal stated, “There is still no hard evidence to say there has been community transmission of coronavirus in India,” including “42 fresh coronavirus cases and four deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases stands at 649.”

“While the numbers of COVID-19 cases are increasing, the rate at which they are increasing appears to be relatively stabilising. However, this is only the initial trend,” Lav Aggrawal added.

Denying that the virus spreads by way of mosquitoes, Agarwal stated that India is geared for COVID-19 problem, including if “we can maintain 100 per cent social distancing than it will be an effective intervention in breaking chain of coronavirus transmission”.

The Health Ministry additionally stated that 17 states have began work on earmarking hospitals for devoted remedy of COVID-19 sufferers.

The variety of coronavirus instances climbed to 649 in India as we speak and the dying toll attributable to COVID-19 rose to 13, with one dying reported every from Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, and Madhya Pradesh, in accordance with the Health Ministry.

The Ministry of External Affairs, nevertheless, stated {that a} dialogue on travel restrictions has been carried out throughout a gathering of the Group of Ministers and it is going to be conveyed to the general public quickly.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days from Tuesday midnight. He made an emotional attraction “with folded hands” that until India’s 130 crore individuals practised social distancing, the nation will lose the struggle in opposition to the coronavirus outbreak and slide again 21 years.