WHO: India’s corona battle will make or break global war
NEW DELHI: India may well determine the future trajectory of Covid-19, declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), especially in the manner India handles the unprecedented crisis from here. Dr Michael J Ryan, executive director of WHO health emergencies programme, said this on Monday while commenting on Covid-19: “India, like China, is a hugely populous country.
The future of this pandemic, to a greater extent, will be determined on what happens in very large and densely populated countries.” “So, it’s really important that India continues to take aggressive action at the public health level and at the level of society to contain, control, suppress this disease and save lives,” Ryan said.
He added that India led the world in eradicating two silent killers — smallpox and polio. “Smallpox killed more people on this planet than all wars together. India, through targeted public health interventions, ended that disease and gave a great gift to the world. India also eliminated polio, another silent killer, and did tremendous job on surveillance, on finding cases, and vaccinating and doing all the things that needed to be done,” Ryan said at a media briefing on the Covid-19 crisis in Geneva, Switzerland.
“The pandemic is accelerating,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO, said as he called for world leaders to stop the highly contagious viral ill ness in its tracks, where possible, while also mitigating its effect on vulnerable populations and slowing its spread in communities where the virus has already gained a foothold.
As on Tuesday, Covid-19 has spread to 196 countries causing illness in nearly 4,00,000 people and claiming the lives of 17,250 people. India has seen 10 deaths due to Covid-19 till date.
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Subbaiah Sm • 7 hours ago
LONG LIVE OUR DEDICATED P.MFOR ALL HIS LOVE FOR THE COUNTRY AND COUNTRY MEN/CITIZENS
Anonymous• 6 hours ago
our pm has put us in this covid situation !! Always thinks of himself first
Sincere Indian • 5 hours ago
Go to pakistan
Shahid K P • 7 hours ago
Our country is taking bold steps...Inshallah, we get out of this soon
Tapan• 2 hours ago
K Mohan • Hyderabad • 7 hours ago
Indian citizens always stood by the nation and this time very firmly behind PM Modi to get rid of Corona
Nirmala S• 18 mins ago
Do not bring your PM into this. Support the doctors and scientists and people.
Nikhil • 7 hours ago
we will break this war Educate people about home quarantine... hand and respiratory hygiene
SRINIVASA BABU.R • BALRAMNAGAR • 7 hours ago
Stay at home. The future is at our hands. Lives have to be saved.
Indian • Mumbai • 7 hours ago
Our PM set an example for other countries. Long live PM, Long Live Indian, Salute you sir for every bold decision...