Prevention in citizens’ hands, stresses Covid war room in-charge Munish Moudgil
The current pattern of whole families and other close-knit groups like hostel inmates testing positive for Covid-19 is largely due to families failing to isolate individual members with Covid or Covid-like symptoms. According to Munish Moudgil, in charge of the state’s Covid war room, isolating symptomatic individuals in households is a primary requirement, besides which Covid-appropriate behaviour too is not being observed.
Observing that the positivity rate in both Karnataka and Bengaluru is growing, Moudgil has stressed that the primary means of prevention lies in the hands of individual citizens who must adhere unfailingly to the following protocol:
1) Wear a mask whenever you step outside the house.
2) Avoid undue contact and crowds, and ALWAYS maintain a 6-feet distance.
3) Sanitise hands regularly and do not touch face or eyes.
In fact, if one looks at the positivity rate graph from November of last year onwards, the pattern resembles a ‘necklace’, with a high of nearly 3.5% in November dipping to as low as 0.3% in January of this year before climbing to 1.7% in the last few days.
It is equally imperative, in order to break the transmission chain, that all eligible persons must immediately and urgently get vaccinated.