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A million under watch for Covid-19 symptoms, disease spread limited: Govt

The full effect of national lockdown to contain the coronavirus would be in May, says chief of committee looking at medical emergency management.

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Ruchika Chitravanshi  |  New Delhi 

Around a million people are under surveillance for Covid-19 symptoms across the country even as the number of cases could see a spike in the first week of May, government officials said in the daily briefing on Friday. “We are still in the middle stage of Covid in the second phase of lockdown. We will see an increase in the coming days.

The disease is limited, and we are ready for the next stage,” said V K Paul, chairman of an empowered group looking at medical emergency management. He said it takes two weeks to see the effect of the lockdown and that it will be visible ...

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First Published: Fri, April 24 2020. 19:26 IST
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