Community Transmission Of Coronavirus Infection Well-Established: Experts

Millennium Post Delhi|June 02, 2020

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Community Transmission Of Coronavirus Infection Well-Established: Experts
NEW DELHI: Community transmission of the Coronavirus infection has been well-established across large sections or sub-populations in the country, a group of health experts, including doctors from the AIIMS and two members of an ICMR research group on COVID-19, has said.

The government has maintained that the country has not yet reached the community transmission stage of the disease even as the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 5,394 and the number of cases climbed to 1,90,535 in the country on Monday.

India has now become the world's seventh worst-hit country in terms of Coronavirus cases.

The report compiled by experts from the Indian Public Health Association (IPHA), Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM) and Indian Association of Epidemiologists (IAE) has been submitted to the prime minister.

It is unrealistic to expect that COVID-19 pandemic can be eliminated at this stage given that community transmission is already well-established across large sections or sub-populations in the country, the report said.

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June 02, 2020