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Covid-19: WHO warns that the worst is yet to come, ICMR says India is doing its best | India News

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NEW DELHI: The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) said on Tuesday that India was doing its best in its abilities to combat the Covid-19 outbreak and that one must have faith in the science that it was making rapid progress towards development of a vaccine and therapeutic interventions
The comments came in the wake of WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, alluding to the Spanish flu in 1918 as a reference to the coronavirus outbreak and saying the worst was coming in the coronavirus outbreak, raising new alarms about the pandemic by Like many countries, they are beginning to ease restrictive measures.

Covid-19: WHO warns that the worst is yet to come, ICMR says India is doing its best | India News

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Highlighting the preventive and preventive measures taken by the government, Dr. R R Gangakhedkar, ICMR chief of epidemiology and communicable diseases, said that by implementing blocking and early distancing measures, India had obtained dual benefits for itself. One allowed time for preparation, to create health infrastructure such as hospitals to provide treatment to infected people, and two, helped save time as science moves rapidly to develop interventions to combat the disease, which is very new.
He added that while new drugs and vaccines are being prepared, India will also benefit from them when the closure is lifted, even when cases will be under control due to these measures.

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