India Needs Full Lockdown Latest News 2021: Most of Country Should Remains the Lockdown – ICMR Chief. The Chief of Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi Dr. Balram Bhargava has said that Districts reporting a high number of Infections should remain locked down for another six to eight weeks to control the spread of the campaign disease. A lockdown restrictions should remain in place in all districts where the rate of infection is above 10% of those tested.
***He said an April 15 meeting of the National Task Force on Covid-19 had made the recommendation to the government to lock down areas with a 10% positivity rate or higher.
India’s Covid caseload hit 2.37 crore today with 3.62 lakh new infections in the last 24 hours amid growing concerns of patients contracting a deadly fungal infection. The death count has touched 2,58,317 with 4,120 people dying of the infection.
“The active caseload comprises 15.87 per cent of the country’s total infections. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are among the states that account for 82.51 per cent of the total active cases”, the Ministry said.
“The high positivity districts should remain (shut). If they come to 5% from 10% (positivity rate) we can open them, but that has to happen. That won’t happen in six-eight weeks, clearly,” Bhargava said in an interview at the New Delhi headquarters of the ICMR, the country’s top medical research body.
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