The best way to fight this contagious disease is to prevent it by following precautionary measures, says the governmentThe best way to fight this contagious disease is to prevent it by following precautionary measures, says the government

New Delhi: Coronavirus in India has claimed three lives out of the 126 reported cases. The most worrisome quality of the COVID-19 is its nature of transmission and to lower the risk of community transmission, experts, as well as government, have been advising people to practice ‘social distancing’. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued an advisory with an aim to explain to people what social distancing means. The advisory also proposes other interventions that is deemed necessary by experts to help control the spread of coronavirus.

Social distancing is a non-pharmaceutical infection prevention and control intervention to avoid or decrease contact between those who are infected and those who are not. This helps in stopping or slowing down the rate and extent of disease transmission in a community. This eventually leads to decrease in spread, morbidity and mortality due to the disease, explains the advisory.

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In the other proposed interventions, MOHFW directed that all educational establishments schools, universities, as well as gyms, museums, cultural and social centers, swimming pools and theatres, remain shut. Students are advised to stay at home and turn to online education. Furthermore, the government has advised education institutes to ‘explore the possibility’ of postponing any upcoming exams.

Ongoing exams to be conducted only after ensuring physical distance of one meter amongst students, it further states.

On the other hand, private sector organisations and employers are encouraged to allow employees to work from home wherever feasible. On the other hand, it is advised to conduct meetings, as far as feasible, through video conferencing.

Minimize or reschedule meetings involving large number of people unless necessary, the advisory says.

The MOHFW also suggest restaurants to ensure proper cleanliness and disinfection.

Restaurants to ensure hand washing protocol and proper cleanliness of frequently touched surfaces. Ensure physical distancing minimum 1 metre between tables; encourage open air seating where practical with adequate distancing, it says.

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When it comes to weddings, the advisory has suggested limiting the gathering in already planned weddings while it directs to postpone all non-essential social and cultural gatherings.

It also called for local authorities to have dialogues with organizers of sporting events and competitions to postpone these events. It further wants local authorities to coordinate with opinion leaders and religious leaders to regulate mass gatherings and ensure at least one metre distance between people.

Local authorities to have meeting with traders associations and other stakeholders to regulate hours, exhibit Do’s and Don’ts and take up a communication drive in market places like sabzi mandi, anaj mandi, bus depots, railway stations, post-offices etc., where essential services are provided, it further orders.

It also suggests one metre distance for all commercial activities between customers and to introduce measures to reduce peak hour crowding in markets.

Non-essential travel should be avoided. Buses, Trains and airplanes to maximize social distancing in public transport besides ensuring regular and proper disinfection of surfaces, it states.

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The advisory also directed hospitals to follow the necessary protocol related to COVID-19 management as prescribed and restrict family, friends, children visiting patients in hospitals.

Furthermore, it suggests people to maintain hygiene and physical distancing, to avoid shaking hands and hugging. It also suggests special protective measures for delivery men and women working in online ordering services. Lastly, it calls for keep communities informed consistently and constantly.

The advisory further says that the proposed interventions are in force till March 31, 2020, and will be reviewed as per the evolving situation.

World

17,59,54,708Cases
5,81,66,715Active
11,39,84,189Recovered
38,03,804Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,59,54,708 and 38,03,804 have died; 5,81,66,715 are active cases and 11,39,84,189 have recovered as on June 14, 2021 at 3:36 am.

India

2,95,10,410 70,421Cases
9,73,15853,001Active
2,81,62,947 1,19,501Recovered
3,74,305 3,921Deaths
In India, there are 2,95,10,410 confirmed cases including 3,74,305 deaths. The number of active cases is 9,73,158 and 2,81,62,947 have recovered as on June 14, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

59,08,992 10,442

1,58,617 167

56,39,271 7,504

1,11,104 2,771

Karnataka

27,65,134 7,810

1,80,856 10,961

25,51,365 18,646

32,913 125

Kerala

27,28,239 11,584

1,23,433 6,478

25,93,625 17,856

11,181 206

Tamil Nadu

23,53,721 14,016

1,49,927 12,146

21,74,247 25,895

29,547 267

Andhra Pradesh

18,09,844 6,770

85,637 5,780

17,12,267 12,492

11,940 58

Uttar Pradesh

17,02,624 452

8,986 820

16,71,852 1,221

21,786 51

West Bengal

14,61,257 3,984

17,651 1,403

14,26,710 2,497

16,896 84

Delhi

14,31,139 255

3,466 144

14,02,850 376

24,823 23

Chhattisgarh

9,86,963 459

13,677 1,405

9,59,969 1,858

13,317 6

Rajasthan

9,49,684 308

7,441 959

9,33,421 1,260

8,822 7

Odisha

8,51,782 4,469

51,681 3,309

7,96,799 7,733

3,302 45

Gujarat

8,20,321 455

10,249 614

8,00,075 1,063

9,997 6

Madhya Pradesh

7,88,183 274

4,251 524

7,75,380 780

8,552 18

Haryana

7,65,861 339

4,661 525

7,52,208 821

8,992 43

Bihar

7,17,215 487

5,312 389

7,02,411 868

9,492 8

Telangana

6,03,369 1,280

21,137 996

5,78,748 2,261

3,484 15

Punjab

5,87,903 956

12,981 1,083

5,59,360 1,980

15,562 59

Assam

4,59,497 2,167

41,373 3,272

4,14,173 5,403

3,951 36

Jharkhand

3,43,458 154

3,395 571

3,34,979 723

5,084 2

Uttarakhand

3,36,879 263

4,633 388

3,25,311 644

6,935 7

Jammu And Kashmir

3,07,412 774

15,081 1,203

2,88,145 1,965

4,186 12

Himachal Pradesh

1,98,550 237

4,777 625

1,90,382 855

3,391 7

Goa

1,62,468 420

4,882 175

1,54,658 581

2,928 14

Puducherry

1,12,528 402

5,331 414

1,05,513 809

1,684 7

Chandigarh

61,110 54

520 20

59,798 71

792 3

Manipur

59,852 530

8,499 211

50,379 726

974 15

Tripura

59,321 235

5,170 382

53,531 610

620 7

Meghalaya

41,906 305

4,623 248

36,550 547

733 6

Arunachal Pradesh

31,282 134

2,885 302

28,252 434

145 2

Nagaland

23,644 82

3,502 131

19,689 208

453 5

Ladakh

19,561 17

658 88

18,706 105

197

Sikkim

18,414 157

3,553 230

14,580 387

281

Mizoram

15,364 97

3,549 111

11,748 203

67 5

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,463 1

78 17

10,381 18

4

Lakshadweep

9,209 34

576 39

8,589 72

44 1

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,261 18

110 11

7,025 29

126

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