It’s known that of late Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced complete lockdown for 21 days in an attempt to put a check to Corona virus. Scientists at Indian Council Medical Research(ICMR) states that the next three weeks are vital to curb corona virus spread.
What ICMR says about Corona virus spread in India?
As coronavirus positive cases in the country peaked above 500 mark, the Indian council of Medical research (ICMR) has provided suggestions to control the spread of the pandemic.
According to a study by ICMR, a simple mathematical model of disease transmission has revealed that, self quarantine of symptomatic can drastically cut down the overall presumed number of cases by 62 per cent and the peak number of cases by 89 per cent.
Initially, there was more focus on treatment than social distancing. However, by maintaining isolation consistently, it can flatten the curve and give more opportunities for interventions.
PM Modi also emphasised on social distancing as the only safe option to combat coronavirus disease in the live speech given at 8 p.m on 24th. He said repeatedly to stay inside and every citizen should take the responsibility to maintain self isolation for 21 days unanimously.