Considering the model of community spread, in India it has begun 2-3 weeks ago. A case from Pune which mentions 40 year old woman who attended a wedding in Mumbai has been tested +ive for COVID-19.
Another few cases have also been into spotlight portraying that “community spread” would increase the count of people being infected. Watch this interview where Dr Laxminaryan mentions how this virus may impact India in a worst case scenario.
The government should start initiating steps rather than waiting for tsunami of such issues in coming weeks. More and more tests are needed to make people aware of this threat.
To reach at the mark where Wuhan is right now, we’d need to have complete shut down, which still remains out of our capacity. Because we need people to stay in their home and have volunteers who can provide food and all necessary items to them. Having said that, in such short span of time, it’s necessary to educate and guide the fronline workers who handle the situation.
India on coronavirus: Few of the questions that we should ask ourselves on this pandemic situation
Social distancing does comes with luxury, can we all afford it? Where houses are filled with mixed generations, hostels filled with 3-4 person per room? Few offices still asking employees to be on the floor and continue working?
Can we control the spread? Well, when Wuhan has come with the situation in a positive way, we should do it too!
Essential case where people are asked to stay indoor:
Those who have fever, cough, and respiratory distress.
Coming few weeks are extremely crucial for India, the count would raise up and the possibility for panic would increase. Keeping calm, staying hygienic & maintaining social distancing should help India in getting the count lower.
All these measures taken by the government would impact in reducing the number, however it’s social distancing and initiatives that would save the situation.Dr Laxminaryan
He also urges, there’s no need for everyone to wear the mask, as there’s lots more needed for those who work in the frontline.
Guideline on When to Use a Mask:
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With a variety of masks that you may find online or buy from the store, this blog mentions it in simple on “How to make face mask?”.
What could be the outcome after April 15th in India post lockdown
Though the government has been stern with 21-days of lockdown, all that we can see are the numbers of COVID-19 +ive increasing, this doesn’t mean that the lockdown is ineffective completely. When a country has more testing capacity, the possibility of increasing numbers are more.
How the lockdown is improving current state of India:
The lockdown helps in reducing the community spread(the actual numbers are yet to be known as and when we reach towards the April 15th) The current pandemic situation is not going to get easily out from the country, though the lockdown has proved a bit, to make it more effective we would need to extend it from 21 days, to more than that…probably till May end or June.
The current pandemic situation is not going to get easily out from the country, though the lockdown has proved a bit, to make it more effective we would need to extend it from 21 days, to more than that…probably till May end or June.
This does bring frustration among people, being closed inside the home may increase the anxiety, since WHO has declared that the medicine for this pandemic could be available only after 8-12 months. The only option we can follow is, social distancing and focusing on staying healthy.