COVID-19: Is India in community transmission phase?

India has recorded nearly 10 lakh coronavirus cases and according to the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the country has entered the community transmission phase of COVID-19 and gave a warning saying the situation might get worse.

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COVID-19: Is India in community transmission phase?

India has recorded nearly 10 lakh coronavirus cases and according to the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the country has entered the community transmission phase of COVID-19 and gave a warning saying the situation might get worse.

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Dr. VK Monga, who is the Chairman of IMA Hospital Board of India said the situation is getting worse in India as the number of coronavirus cases is increasing rapidly in the villages and towns where it will be difficult to handle the situation.

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He also mentioned that the virus spreads at a fast rate and there are only two ways to control the situation. First, 70 percent of the total population should contract the disease and improve their immune system and second is immunization.

Is India in community transmission of COVID-19?

According to the World Health Organisation, community transmission is the phase where a person doesn’t know he is contracted with the disease and meets other people transmitting the infection to them. In simple words, community transmission means when a person doesn’t know where did he get infected from or the origin is unknown.

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However, the central government has denied the reports saying India is not in the community transmission phase and the situation is under control.

the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) also stated the same giving a clean chit to the allegations. It should be noted that recently Kerala CM claimed that the state has entered the community transmission phase as the cases are increasing day by day.

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