New Delhi: Seeing the macabre form of Covid-19 infection epidemic, the government said on Monday that it is time to wear masks at home too. Addressing a press talk on the Covid-19 situation in India, Dr. VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog said, it is time to stay home, wear masks and not invite outsiders at home. He said that people should also avoid leaving their house unnecessarily.
Dr. VK Paul said that if there is a positive case of Covid-19 in the family, then it is very important that others present at home should wear masks even inside the house as the virus can spread to others in the house. He said that now is the time to start wearing masks at home too.
He said that as of now we will talk about wearing masks, but since the infection has spread, people should wear masks at home as well. Dr. Paul said, “The person who is infected should wear it, but should also wear a mask when sitting with other members of the house.” The infected person should be kept in a separate room. “
Meanwhile, the government asked for immediate separation of anyone with symptoms related to Covid-19. Union Joint Secretary (Health) Luv Aggarwal also outlined risk factors for wearing masks.
Referring to the studies, he stated that there is a 90 percent risk of infection by two individuals not wearing masks and not maintaining adequate social distance. If an unaffected person is wearing a mask, the risk is reduced by up to 30 percent.
Agarwal also stressed measures for physical disturbances, saying that if this is ignored, an infected patient can infect 406 people in 30 days. If it follows physical disturbance measures, the risk of infecting 25 individuals in 30 days is reduced.
The government’s advice to apply masks at home has come at a time when India is grappling with a big jump in Covid-19 cases. Facing the dual challenge of the crumbling health infrastructure and also mutating the virus, including the dual mutant variant, the government says the growth is rapid.
Its internal assessment also points towards the direction that matters will be at its peak by mid-May. By April 30, 1.19 lakh cases are expected to be reported in Uttar Pradesh and over 99,000 cases per day in Maharashtra. On Monday, India has reported more than 3 lakh cases for the fifth consecutive day.