New Delhi: Amid apprehensions of a post-festival surge in Covid-19 cases, districts are taking several initiatives to ensure that people remain alert. Most of the districts are organizing street corner plays where artists enact plays based on short stories to effectively communicate Covid-19 guidelines and the need to strictly follow them. Awareness campaigns are going on in full swing at sensitive locations like markets and other places that may witness overcrowding.
The expert committee headed by Dr. VK Paul of NITI Aayog has advised the Delhi government that it should prepare for up to 15,000 daily cases because winter months and festival-related gatherings may lead to a sudden rise in cases. During winter, respiratory illnesses become severe because of which Covid-19 infected persons may find the pandemic more threatening.
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October 20, 2020