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India is witnessing ‘neighborhood transmission’, admits Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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After months of denial, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday admitted that India is witnessing “community transmission”.

“It is limited only to certain districts and states,” he stated, within the backdrop of West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s admission on Monday that the neighborhood transmission of Covid-19 has began within the state.

The well being minister stated, “In different pockets across various states, including West Bengal, community transmission is expected to occur, especially in dense areas. However, this is not happening across the country. It is limited to certain districts occurring in limited states.”

During his weekly Sunday Samvad, Harsh Vardhan assured that as of but, no mutation of coronavirus has been detected in India, which is both extra transmission environment friendly or extra pathogenic.

He reiterated that newspapers are protected as there isn’t a scientific proof that proves that novel coronavirus transmission can occur by way of newspapers. He shared that studying newspapers is totally protected even throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Minister stated that the Phase II of the Covid Package to 33 States and Union Territories. The complete quantity launched within the second package deal quantities to a complete of Rs 1352 Crores. This Phase II grant has been launched in tranches throughout the months of August, September and October 2020.

Union well being minister additionally blamed Kerala’s negligence throughout Onam pageant for the sudden spike within the variety of Covid-19 instances.

“The state is paying the price of its gross negligence. There were huge congregations during Onam and adequate safety measures were not taken,” the minister stated.

Between January 30 and May 3, Kerala reported solely 499 instances and two deaths and the instances have been concentrates in just a few districts, the minister stated including the interstate and intrastate journey began growing the quantity.

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