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1 person can infect 406 people if social distancing is not followed

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Inability to follow proper social distancing measures can result in one person infecting 406 people with the SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes the coronavirus disease, in the span of just 30 days, the Union ministry of health and family welfare said. “Research has shown if no physical distancing measures are followed, one person can infect 406 people in 30 days,” an official during a press briefing on the steps taken, preparedness and updates on Covid-19.

 

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Dr VK Paul, Niti Aayog’s member (health), urged citizens to not go out until absolutely necessary, wear masks even when at home and cautioned people against inviting outsiders. “In this Covid-19 situation, please don’t go out unnecessarily, and even within the family wear a mask. It is very important to wear a mask. Do not invite people into your home,” Dr Paul said. “Social distancing is key and masks and sanitisers reduce risks,” he added.

“If exposure through physical distancing is reduced by 50% 1 person ends up infecting only 15 people instead of 406, reducing it by 75% means 1 individual can infect only 2.5 people. We request everyone to understand this aspect, and pay attention to both clinical management and infection control,” Dr Paul added.

A study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) found that a Covid-19 patient can infect 406 people in 30 days if preventive measures such as lockdown and social distancing are not properly implemented.

By adopting proper preventive measures the possibility of the infection can be reduced to an average of just two-and-a-half people per infected individual in the same period, Lav Agarwal, joint secretary with the Union ministry of health, told reporters during a press briefing on April 8. Terming social distancing a “social vaccine” for the masses in Covid-19 management Agarwal asked people to abide by proper social distancing norms. “Hence, again request you to follow social distancing, it is a social vaccine in management of Covid-19,” he urged.

The officials also cautioned against occupying hospital beds out of panic, asking people to get admitted only when their doctors recommend. “We have to reduce the number of cases and use hospital resources optimally. The judicious use of oxygen is very important. Right now, there is an unnecessary panic,” AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria said on Monday.

 

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Virtual hearing in Courts extended till May 31

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The virtual hearing of cases in both wings of High Court and all District Courts and Subordinate Courts as well as Tribunals has been extended till May 31.

Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal has extended by May 31 order regarding the virtual hearing of the cases in both wings of the High Court as well as in the District and Subordinate Courts and Tribunals in J&K and Ladakh in view of rise in COVID cases.

“Taking note of the daily rising number COVID-19 infection cases and the prevailing situation due to the rapid spread of (the) infection, the High Order No. 259 of 2021/RG dated 26.04.2021 is extended up to May 31, 2021,” read an order
It is further added that daily some Judicial Officer and officials of the District and Subordinate Judiciary are reported to have tested COVID-19 positive. Therefore, the Judicial Officers of the Subordinate Judiciary have been given liberty to work through virtual mode from their respective official residences.

However, for remand purposes or for meeting any judicial exigency, the District Judge shall prepare a sitting roster for District Judges and Magistrates, the Chief Justice added.

On April 26, the Chief Justice had ordered that filing as well as hearing of cases in both wings High Court as well as in the District and Subordinate Courts and Tribunals shall be conducted through Virtual Mode till May 15 which now has been extended till the end of this month.

In order to decongest the sections/offices/Courts, the Chief Justice had said the officials shall be permitted to function in batches with 50 percent reduction on rotation basis.

Regarding District and Subordinate Courts and Tribunals in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, the Chief Justice ordered that entry of litigants, public and clerks of the Advocates into the Court premises from the very outer gate shall be strictly prohibited.

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Complete lockdown for 14 days in J&K, doorstep testing, vaccination demanded

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J&K Unit of Shiv Sena Balasaheb Thackeray has urged upon the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha to clamp a complete lockdown for 14 days in J&K along with doorstep testing, vaccination and tracking to break the transmission chain of COVID-19 pandemic.

In a press conference here today, Shiv Sena J&K president, Manish Sahni said that despite the welcome steps like 24/7 control room, availability of medical kit, medicines, oxygen and beds and increasing lockdown, the pandemic is still wreaking havoc.

He said, main reason for COVID spread is ignoring of some basic precautions and there are reports that COVID positive people are moving out for testing and in this way they come in contact with others thereby spreading the pandemic.

“We should not forget that COVID positive people act as super-spreaders,” Sahni said adding that people and the government will have to give more importance to ‘Jaan Hai Toh Jahan Hai’ in letter and spirit.

Shiv Sena Women Wing president, Meenakshi Chhibber; general secretary, Vikas Bakshi and others were also present in the press conference.

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COVID-19 news: Admin issues Fresh Guidelines/instructions

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JK government on Sunday extended the Corona curfew for a week in 20 districts of the UT. Earlier the curfew was supposed to end at 7 am on Monday i.e 10th of April but now the curfew will remain imposed till 17th May. In between the Samba administration, issued guidelines for the corona curfew. No major change is seen in the order.

Samba Administration has issued guidelines under Section 144 of CRPC 34 of the section, Disaster Management Act and Section 2nd Epidemic Disease Act.

The guidelines issued are –

● All the permissible services in Corona curfew will function from 6 am till 10 am. These services include – medicine shops, testing labs, medical and clinical establishments, cattle feed and fodder, agricultural tools, seeds and pesticide shops, banks, ATMs, cash vans and insurance offices, petrol pumps, LPG agencies, fair price shops and FCI godowns, Wholesalers dealing with essential items, fruits, vegetables, dairy products and FCI mandis.

● There will be no hindrance to the smooth movement of goods and essential supplies, nomads migrating with herds.

● There shall be no restrictions on the inter-state and intra-state movement of essential goods on NH-44 stretch and other routes of Samba.

● All the employees will be only allowed to travel if they’ll be carrying an authorized ID card.

● Local retail grocery shops catering to local residential areas and mohallas, fruits and vegetable shops, milk and dairy shops, meat and chicken shops will be allowed to operate daily between 6 am to 10 am.

● Social Gatherings such as marriages that were earlier 50 have been now restricted to 25 while 20 persons can attend the last rites. For attending marriages invitation cards shall be treated as curfew passes.

Also, the administration has mentioned in the order that anyone found violating the guidelines shall be punishable under the above-mentioned sections.

Amish Mahajan
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JK Media

 

 

 

 

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Covid-19 Stats

11 May 2021, 3:03 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

22,991,927 Total Cases
250,025 Death Cases
19,021,207 Recovered Cases

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