United News of India
New Delhi, Apr 15: Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said that despite a rise in the COVID 19 cases in the country, there is no community transmission in the country as of now which is because of the preemptive measures such as lockdown and social distancing, were taken in time.
Addressing a press conference here, the Joint Secretary and spokesperson of the Health Ministry Lav Agrawal said that the situation in the country is far away from the community transmission level but it has been noticed at local level which is known as ‘cluster outbreak’.
In such cases of cluster outbreak, the administration has taken prompt actions through a containment plan for a particular area and also create a ‘Buffer Zone’ around the cluster to prevent the spread of COVID 19.
The ‘Buffer Zone’, under the health Ministry guidelines, is surveyed by the local health workers and each of the person having even mild symptoms such as cough, fever or having some respiratory issues, is put to screening and the data is collected so that with proper medical intervention, the spread of Corona Virus is contained in that area.
Agrawal further informed that COVID 19 positive cases have been reported from other parts of the country which is known as ‘hot spot’ and right now there is 170 districts which have hotspot and 270 districts which have no hotspot so far, but the local administration has been asked to exercise the containment procedure to keep them hot spot free.
The Health Ministry spokespersons also said that right from the beginning, the Government approach was preemptive and advance action and because of this to a greater extent, we have been able to prevent the spread of the COVID19 well in time.