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Coronavirus update: India readies for Stage 3 transmission as Covid-19 cases cross 800

Coronavirus update: India readies for Stage 3 transmission as Covid-19 cases cross 800

The number of COVID-19 cases has climbed to more than 800 in the country, with the death rate too rising experts are concerned India could be moving towards the third stage of the pandemic( community transmission stage). On Friday, in a press briefing, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that his administration is equipped to handle 100 Covid-19 cases in a day. He said that the Delhi government is now working on the plan to tackle stage 3 of Covid-19 outbreak.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Ministry of Health as well as members of the Covid-19 task force maintain that the community transmission of coronavirus is not happening at the moment. However, preparations to tackle such a situation have already begun. The administration is also leaving no stone unturned in its response against Covid-19.

“At present, things are under control, but in case it slips out of hand where the number of cases increases exponentially, we have to be ready with all the arrangements. The 5-member committee of doctors - which was set up to give us an action plan that would kick in if the city enters stage 3 of the coronavirus spread - has submitted its report,” he said.

Kejriwal said the panel has recommended an action plan in three stages. Stage 1 where the number of patients is 100 per day, stage 2 where the number of patients is 500 per day and stage 3 when the number of patients is 1,000 per day. Read More...

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