Fight against Covid-19 will be a ‘long haul’, early reporting of cases key: Dr Paul
Saturday, 23 May 2020 () Warning that the fight against Covid-19 was going to be a “long haul”, the government stressed on the need for early reporting of cases for better clinical management and to reduce deaths from the infectious disease. “The fight against Covid-19 is going to be a long haul and its progress in India will depend not just on the behaviour of the virus but also containment measures at the government, community and individual level,” Niti Aayog member (health) Dr V K Paul said.
Empowered Group 1 Chairman VK Paul on lockdown's impact on COVID-19 said that it was able to put a break on the speed of growth of COVID-19 cases. He said, "The growth rate of COVID-19 cases has witnessed a steady fall from April 3, 2020 when lockdown was able to put a brake on the speed of growth....
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Director General Shekhar Mande said that WHO decision to halt trials of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 is not correct and it must resume as early..