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Shimla, Nov 20, 2020

The state government and Health Department stated today that common people relaxed approach is responsible for the increasing cases of Corona Virus infection in Himachal Pradesh. In a statement issued by the government Secretary (Health) Amitabh Awasthi said that the government is controlling the situation by using adequate resources to prevent the infection of the global corona epidemic.  However public’s cooperation is also expected to keep this situation under control as much as possible. He said that in the last few days it has been seen often that the common people are adopting carefree behavior towards the corona, without following the specified guidelines in crowded places, the consequences of which can prove fatal.

”In festivals, weddings and private ceremonies, people are denying social distance and the habit of applying masks. In recent times there has been an increase in cases of corona infection, in which most have been reported after/during ceremonies or events. ”

He said that at present, 4,75,263 people have been screened against Covid-19, in which 32,197 people were found positive. 24,706 positive patients have received health benefits after medical consultation, quarantine and compliance with guidelines.

There are 6980 active patients in the state under medical care in various health institutions or in quarantine at home. Unfortunately 480 people have become the victims of this epidemic. It is the effort of the state government to reduce the death rate.

At present, the statistics of deaths due to corona epidemic suggest that most deaths have occurred in the elderly or people who have any other disease such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or co morbidity.

In the investigation of a total of 4, 75,263 cases, it has been seen that about 70 per cent people are in cohort.

Awasthi urged all such people, who are above 60 years of age or also suffering from any other disease, to be more vigilant. At this time the need is just to be alert, to strengthen your immunity, to get medical advice soon and to follow the guidelines suggested by the government. Also it is necessary to live with positive thoughts.

Secretary (Health) called upon the public to take full care of sanitation to protect themselves from the corona virus. Maintain the principle of mutual social distance, while keeping the distance of the specified two yards between each person.

To avoid corona virus infection, wash your hands with a sanitizer or soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you are outside, use a sanitizer. Usually cover the mouth with a mask or face cover. With this, cover the mouth with the tissue while sneezing, so that no other person is infected by it.

Immediately wrap the used tissue in a paper or newspaper and put it in the dustbin and wash your hands. While talking or meeting a person with a cough or cold, keep a distance of about two yards from him. If possible, avoid going to social events. Do not take fever, cough, cold or breathing problem lightly, immediately contact helpline number 104 or e-Sanjeevani OPD, he added.


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