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No group unfold but, clarifies Centre – Home Health Choices

New Delhi: The well being ministry on Tuesday reiterated that there are “clusters of cases and pockets of localised transmission” of Covid-19, amid studies of officers in some states saying that group transmission has taken place.

“WHO does not define community transmission. It gives its member-states room to define the stage of transmission,” Rajesh Bhushan, officer on particular obligation (OSD) within the well being ministry, mentioned. He mentioned group transmission is normally “defined as a stage when it is impossible to trace the chain of transmission, impossible to tell who gave the infection to whom”.

He pointed to outcomes of Delhi’s sero-survey to make his level and mentioned, “When just 20% of the population is affected, one cannot say there is community transmission.” He mentioned there’s a technical argument concerned and what issues is how successfully containment methods are carried out.

“However, there are some clusters of Covid-19 cases and pockets of localised transmission. But we still stand by what we earlier said about community transmission,” he added. The assertion comes days after Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan mentioned group transmission is occurring in two locations in Thiruvananthapuram and a senior West Bengal official additionally mentioned the identical with regard to a locality.

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