Covid-19 news- “India will pay a high price if SOCIAL DISTANCING has not adhered,” says PM Modi.
The pandemic declared by WHO- Covid-19 also known as the novel coronavirus is in no form to be ignored. As of 24th March 2020, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in India stands at 519. With Telangana confirming 33 positive cases so far. India has witnessed 10 deaths in total due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The government of India is taking all measures to stop the spread of the virus in the country. After the success of Janta Curfew which was held on 22nd March 2020; PM Modi announced today (23rd March 2020) that the whole country- every district, city, village, and state will be incomplete lockdown for 21 days starting from 24th March 12 AM. This whole lockdown is going to be just like the Janta Curfew and only stricter. He also added that India is at a stage where our own actions will decide what the future holds.
The honorable Prime Minister pleads to every citizen of the country to stay at home. “If there is life, there is the world”. He also addresses the difficulties of the very same, and requests every citizen to go about this situation with discipline and patience. The Prime Minister concluded by saying that he is confident that if every citizen in the country abides by the rules and unites together during this pandemic, India will emerge victorious in this battle.
What can we do to take precautions and stop the spread of this virus?
The most crucial and important thing to do in this state of crisis is social distancing. Social distancing in changes is daily activities to avoid the spread of the virus. Social distancing often includes minimizing or rather eliminating social contact altogether.
What are the practices involved in social distancing?
Social distancing can be achieved by reducing the rate of contact with other individuals. As an individual, you can lower your risk of infection by reducing your rate of contact with other people. Avoiding public spaces and unnecessary social gatherings, especially events with large numbers of people or crowds, will lower the chance that you will be exposed to the new coronavirus as well as to other infectious diseases like flu.
Other measures include working from home, organizing meetings via video calls rather than doing them in person and avoiding unnecessary use of public transport.
Social distancing should be approached sensibly and rationally. If you do have to be out and about, the World Health Organization recommends maintaining a distance of at least 1 meter between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. It is also recommended that you avoid physical contact with others in social situations.
Social distancing is the one and only way to fight this virus