The fight of India against coronavirus receives appreciation from the World Health Organisation (WHO), a specialized UN agency supervising public health globally.
Henk Bekedam, WHO representative to India, has called the endeavors of PM Narendra Modi and India against coronavirus outbreak impressive. He cited the Indian government’s commitment towards winding up of COVID – 19 as the primary reasons behind the under-control situation of this epidemic in the country.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has also received a commendation from Bekedam for successfully isolating the strains of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus. The institute carried out this process of isolation, using throat swabs of Kerala’s initial three patients who were studying in Wuhan, China.
Highlighting ICMR and the Department of Health Research, Bekedam has acknowledged the research capacity of India. As per him, India has identified the virus and will remain a part of the research community.
The cases of infections and deaths caused by coronavirus have been increasing rapidly in several European countries; however, India is handling the situation quite well. The country has taken several strict actions for detaining coronavirus from spreading. All the significant public places, including schools, colleges, offices, gyms, shopping malls, cinema halls, have been closed until the end of this month.
Coronavirus, which has already taken thousands of lives and has infected lakhs of people, is now slowly spreading in India. As reported by worldometers.info, the count of people contaminated with COVID – 19 has reached 278,472 globally and 275 in India. Until now, the virus has put 11,554 global and 5 Indian patients to death.