Complaints from states that folks turning into lax in taking COVID-19 precautions: Health Ministry

New Delhi, September 8

Highlighting repeated complaints from states that individuals are turning into lax in taking precautions in opposition to COVID-19, the Centre on Tuesday stated following public well being measures like social distancing and carrying masks stays key to slowing the pandemic.

Addressing a press briefing, NITI Aayog member V Ok Paul, who additionally heads COVID-19 nationwide job drive, harassed on the significance of testing in containing the pandemic.

“People should not be afraid of getting tested. They should come forward to get themselves tested for COVID-19 if they have symptoms,” he stated.

At a time when coronavirus circumstances are on the rise, Paul stated there have been repeated complaints from states about individuals turning into lax in taking security precautions.

“We are getting repeated complaints from states that people have become lax (in taking precautions),” he stated.

The official asserted that following social distancing, carrying masks, sustaining hand hygiene and avoiding large gatherings stay very important in stopping the unfold of the an infection.

Union well being secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated India’s COVID-19 circumstances per million inhabitants is 3,102, which is among the many lowest on the planet.

“The COVID-19 deaths per million population in India is 53 as compared to the world average of 115 deaths per million. This is also among the lowest in the world,” he stated.

Giving a break-up of the circumstances, Bhushan stated 5 states which account for about 70 per cent of whole COVID-19 deaths within the nation are Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. The relaxation 31.37 per cent deaths are from different states and UTs.

“A total of 28 states and UTs have COVID-19 case fatality rate lower than the national average of 1.70 per cent,” the official famous.

He added that Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu account for 62 per cent of whole lively COVID-19 circumstances within the nation.

“While 14 states and UTs have less than 5,000 active COVID-19 cases, Lakshadweep has no active cases,” Bhushan stated. — PTI

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