Lockdown will snap viral transmission chain: Health Experts


New Delhi, March 26 | Public health experts in India are of the view that the 21-day lockdown, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to combat the spread of coronavirus, was timely and would save the lives of millions.

The country is under complete lockdown, which will remain in force till April 14.

“The lockdown was timely and it will surely break the chain of transmission. These three weeks are extremely critical for our country,” Dr Naresh Trehan, Chairman of the National Council on Healthcare and founder of Medanta hospital, told IANS.

If surveys found an amplified community transmission, the lockdown should be extended, he added.

Assuaging the fear, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had recently said the community transmission had not started yet.

Dr Arvind Kumar, Chairman of the Center for Chest Surgery at Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), said there would be no contact between people during the lockdown period, which would halt the Covd-19’s geometric progression.

“21 days are enough. The lockdown will turn the possibility of exponential vertical increase in the number of cases to a slow-rise, which our healthcare facilities can manage,” he said.

Kumar, also the director at the Institute of Robotic Surgery, said the median incubation period of the virus was within this period.

“In 14-day, the virus will either die or kill the person infected with it. That’s why the 3-week period is given so that the present volume of infected people will get over it,” the doctor said.

Source: IANS

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Covid-19 Lockdown : Greenwood High International School comes forward to help the needy

Covid-19 Lockdown : Greenwood High International School comes forward to help the needy

Bangalore, April 02, 2020 : The nationwide lockdown to combat Coronavirus outbreak in the country has led to severe difficulties for the poor and homeless people. In an effort to help the needy, Greenwood High International School, has come forward to do their bit to the cause. The school have undertaken the initiative to prepare food for 300 underprivileged families every day and distribute  in and around Sarjapur area with the help of Sarjapur police station. This would be a continuous support from the school authority towards the needy people until the lockdown ends. While distributing the food, the school authority also followed the social distancing norms and ensured that necessary precautionary measures like masks and gloves were used in the entire process to provide clean and hygienic food to the people.

Speaking on this initiative, Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High said: “As much as we believe in inculcating the values of benevolence and philanthropy among our students, we practise these ourselves too. Greenwood High has always been compassionate to help those in need and we continue to do so. We are mindful of contributing to the society in multiple ways and are proud to leverage our sources towards such an important cause. Several NGOs, individuals and businesses are pitching in to help the citizens and government through various initiatives with the hope that humanity would survive these dreadful times of coronavirus onslaught. We believe that only by active collaboration between all the members of the society, we will be able to overcome the impact of this pandemic.”


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