‘India not yet facing Corona community transmission’

New Delhi: Union Health Ministry today clarified that the country is still in the local transmission stage, fit reaches the community transmission stage, the Ministry will admit it but the country is not there yet while responding to question on the outbreak of coronavirus COVID19 pandemic.

Addressing a press conference, Luv Aggarwal, Joint Secretary of Health Ministry, said that as of now, 3.34 lakh PPEs are available in various hospitals across the country, adding “About 60,000 PPE kits already procured and supplied by the government.”

Notably, the Indian Red Cross Society has arranged 10,000 PPEs from China are being distributed. It has been clearly stated by the Ministry of Health that if even one per cent of people in the country did not follow the lockdown, then the 99 per cent effort will go in vain.

 

NT Bureau