The WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis and its effects of which will be felt for decades to come. The emergency committee of WHO, comprising 18 members and 12 advisers, is meeting for the fourth time over the COVID-19 crisis. He added that vaccine development is happening at record speed.
The World Health Organisation’s regional director for South-East Asia, Dr Poonam Khetralpal Singh said that the vaccines for COVID-19 will be distributed to the deserving irrespective of nationality. She added that India's manufacturing capability will play an important role. The availability depends on the outcome of ongoing clinical trials.
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In the wake of rising COVID cases, the Centre has asked the nine states to implement pandemic lessons, systematic containment, and proper planning. The Centre wanted the states, where the virus infection mounted uncontrollably, to address the glitches in implementing the pandemic lessons. The states were told to communicate effectively with public.
PGIMER director Dr. Jagat Ram said that the number of COVID-19 cases is increasing because people are breaking protocols. "Any patient who is infected, be it symptomatic or asymptomatic, can infect anyone. It is a human-to-human transmission," he said. He added that people tend to take the situation for granted. Right now, vaccine is the only solution.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) sounded an alarm on the community spread of COVID-19, saying that a spike in the number of cases resulted in it. “This is now an exponential growth. Every day the number of cases is increasing by more than around 30,000. This is really a bad situation," said Dr. VK Monga, the Chairman of IMA Hospital Board of India.