The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday lauded “India’s tough and timely actions” towards the coronavirus after Prime Minister Narendra Modi prolonged a nationwide lockdown until May 3.
“It could also be early to speak about leads to numbers, however a six-week nationwide lockdown to facilitate efficient bodily distancing, coupled with the growth of core public well being measures such as detection, isolation and tracing contact of coronavirus optimistic individuals, would go a great distance in arresting the virus unfold,” PTI quoted WHO’s South-East Asia Regional Director, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh as saying.
“Despite huge and multiple challenges, India has been demonstrating unwavering commitment in its fight against the pandemic,” she mentioned. “In these testing times, the action lies as much with the communities as with the authorities and the health workforce,” she added.
“It is indeed time for each and everyone to contribute their best and together to beat the virus,” Dr Singh mentioned.
Modi on Tuesday mentioned the implementation of the lockdown will likely be strictly ensured within the coming days to make sure that the virus doesn’t unfold to new areas. The prime minister mentioned an in depth guideline on the implementation of the brand new lockdown will likely be introduced on Wednesday.
Odisha has many firsts to its credit score — saying a lockdown and lengthening its tenure, organising the nation’s first 2 Covid-exclusive hospitals with mixed mattress energy of 1,000, and making a hotspot zone. Photo: Twitter
He requested individuals to comply with seven issues within the coming days to assist the federal government in its battle towards the coronavirus. The seven issues which the prime minister requested individuals to comply with included taking good care of the aged as they’re extra inclined to an infection, holding their faces coated whereas venturing out and taking good care of the poor and the needy who’ve been affected by the lockdown.
” … if we continue to be patient and follow rules, we will be able to defeat even a pandemic like coronavirus. With this faith and trust, I seek your support for 7 things,” he mentioned in his handle to the nation. He additional requested individuals to pay utmost respect to “Corona Warriors” docs and nurses, sanitation staff and police pressure.
According to the Union Health Ministry figures, 339 individuals have died from the respiratory sickness, whereas the variety of contaminated circumstances has soared to 10,363 on Tuesday.