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27 per cent Mumbai well being employees have COVID-19 antibodies: Survey

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Mumbai: The second sero-survey of SARS- CoV2 in Mumbai has discovered that solely 27 per cent well being employees have developed antibodies regardless of being in fixed contact with COVID-19 sufferers, town civic physique mentioned on Friday.

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), within the first and in addition to within the second spherical of sero-survey, roughly 27 per cent well being employees, who’re extra uncovered to the virus than strange residents, have been discovered to have developed antibodies in opposition to the an infection.

Presence of anti-bodies within the blood signifies that the individual has been uncovered to an an infection – on this case coronavirus.

The BMC had carried out the second spherical of sero-survey together with different organisations within the second half of August, whereas the primary one was performed in June.

Civic officers mentioned the sero-survey has necessary classes for residents, who should not following COVID-19 security protocols of sporting face masks, sustaining social distance and hand hygiene.

“TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) has identified that well being care employees have developed much less antibodies although they’re extra uncovered to the coronavirus.

“It is because they took adequate precautions like wearing masks and PPE kits, maintaining social distance and sanitising themselves properly,” Suresh Kakani, extra municipal commissioner of BMC, advised .

Kakani appealed to residents to earnestly comply with COVID-19 security protocols to curb unfold of the virus within the metropolis and hold themselves protected against the an infection.

The survey had been commissioned by the BMC, NITI- Aayog and TIFR.

Kasturba Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), A.T.E. Chandra Foundation and IDFC Institute had additionally partnered within the survey.

Mumbai is among the worst-affected COVID-19 hotspots within the nation with over two lakh instances and practically 9,000 deaths thus far.


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