Government taking the Necessary Measures
A senior scientist at one of India’s top medical research bodies has recently said that 80% people with coronavirus in India either asymptomatic or show no symptoms of the infection. This has increased concerns in front of the country. The Indian Central Government has already asked the states and union territories to strictly comply with the announced lockdown measures to fight with the COVID-19 pandemic and not to dilute them at any level.
“Some states and UTs are issuing orders allowing activities which have not been allowed as per the guidelines issued by the home ministry under the Disaster Management Act,” said Mr. Ajay Bhalla, Union Home Secretory. The government has said that COVID-19 situation is especially serious in cities like Mumbai, Pune, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, and a few other places in West Bengal, and the violation of lockdown measures may risk the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The Pandemic Expanding its Wings
The total number of COVID-19 cases in India has reached 17,265 with 1553 new cases found. Out of the total cases, 14175 cases are active, while 3547 people have been cured, discharged, migrated and 543 deaths have been reported. Overall 36 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours as per the ministry reports. Maharashtra has been reported as the worst affected state in the country.
Furthermore, India has seen an improvement in the recovery rates that indicates the number of people who have successfully recovered the pandemic. The recovery rate was 14.75 per cent this morning, with an improvement over 14.19% on Sunday, 13.85 per cent on Saturday, 13.06 per cent on Friday, 12.02 per cent on Thursday, 11.41 per cent on Wednesday and Tuesday’s 9.99 per cent. As of now, more than 2500 patients have recovered successfully from the highly infectious pandemic.