More testing for Covid-19 could help in successful exit from Lockdown
1.87 lacks tests have been done and random sampling started to assess the community transmission
Before lockdown positive cases reported were 41% but with lockdown, they were just 20%
He further added that India is reaping the benefit of taking quick and timely action to contain the pandemic. Till date, 1.87 lakh tests have been done and the capacity of the tests have also increased. States are also being prepared for random sampling using RT-PCR.
During the Webinar, Dr. Pankaj Gupta, President, IIHMR University, also added that the 21-day shutdown that began midnight on March 24 involved closing workplaces, shutting most public transport systems, and shutting educational institutions. Considering this period as an opportunity, one can utilize this time by innovative thinking and coming up with different outcomes.
Dr. D.K. Mangal, Dean, Research, IIHMR University, Jaipur said, even after lockdown gets over, social distancing, remote working, hand washing, isolation and basic hygiene should be strictly followed to ensure the low rate of infection. for next few months.
The Public health professionals and academicians from IIHMR University, Jaipur are closely observing the pandemic situation and were sharing their thoughts at the webinar on COVID- 19 An Update: Preparation for Post Lockdown, which was attended by 470 participants.