The Corona Virus epidemic which originated in the Chinese city Wuhan, has successfully touched New Delhi now. Around 29 cases of Corona Virus infected people have been reported so far in India, as on Wednesday. Among these cases, one person is from Delhi, six from Agra, one from Telangana and 16 Italian tourists along with their drivers in Rajasthan have been tested positive for the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Among the above figure are three cases from Kerala who have now recovered from COVID-19’s trap, said the Union Health Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan. Another Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, on Wednesday, said that wearing masks alone will not help to battle the supreme human hazardous virus, it also requires other precautions too.
“Wearing masks is not the only solution and is not necessary for everyone. Other things are, keeping your hands clean, taking precautions in public places, and doing namaskar,” said Union Minister Javadekar while addressing media, on Wednesday. He was responding to a question pertaining to the shortage of face masks due to the fear of Corona Virus Outbreak in India.
The Minister emphasized that people should adopt “namaskar” (joining palms to greet people) rather than shaking hands. He said that shaking hands may lead to exchange of the deadly virus, instead practice “namaskar” to preclude Corona Virus spreading. It is prevalent in the western media that shaking hands, pecking on the cheeks and hugging may help the virus to spread from one human body to another. Hence, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar suggested everyone to practice “namaskar” collectively to fight the battle against the deadly COVID-19.
Globally, the deadly virus has infected more than 90,000 people and has claimed more than 3,000 lives around the world. The human disastrous virus originated in China last year and is still knocking down many lives almost everyday. Though, Indian government has got alert in making it’s preparedness impeccable to curb any deaths in the country due to the virus.
The Prime Minister Office (PMO) chaired review meetings with ministers and other officials to review the measures and preparedness at all levels to fight the battle against the most deadly virus in the mankind. The worst factor to this outbreak is that there is no vaccine available to fight COVID-19 so far.