No slow down in COVID-19 tests in State, 2nd wave most likely in Jan-Feb: Maharashtra govt.
A circular from the Government’s health services directorate dated November 11 stated a second wave of the pandemic is likely in January-February.
A health employee takes swab sample from a worker for COVID-19 test, at a City building website in Mumbai. File photo.
A circular from the Government’s health services directorate dated November 11 said a 2nd wave of the pandemic is most likely in January-February.
Expecting a second COVID-19 wave in January-February, the Maharashtra government has asked the authorities to guarantee there is no complacency in testing and said laboratories ought to be practical in every district and local corporation limitations.
A circular from the Federal government’s health services directorate dated November 11 said a second wave of the pandemic is most likely in January-February.
The 2nd wave is anticipated based on what is occurring in Europe, it said.
The circular said because October, the variety of COVID- 19 cases in Maharashtra has actually revealed indications of decline.
The 2nd wave of the infection has struck lots of countries, particularly those in Europe, it said.
The circular stated there should be no complacency in coronavirus screening and all labs will stay functional based on Indian Council of Medical Research Study (ICMR) guidelines.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there must be 140 tests per 10 lakh population, it stated.
For this, there need to be checking labs in each district and municipal corporation limits, the federal government file stated.
The circular said the need of the hour is to commemorate a firecracker-free Diwali remembering health interest of COVID-19 clients and those with breathing problems.
Talking about COVID-19 procedures, it stated wearing masks when outdoors, frequent hand wash, disinfection of surfaces, physical distancing, preventing spitting and cigarette smoking in public locations are essential measures to curb the spread of the infection.
It also advised individuals to prevent unneeded travel and not to take stress.
Till November 12, Maharashtra has actually recorded 17,36,329 COVID-19 cases and 45,682 deaths.
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