WHO commends India’s tough actions to arrest COVID-19 spread

Regional Director of WHO, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, in a statement issued on Tuesday said, “World Health Organization commends India’s timely and tough actions to stop COVID-19. It may be early to talk about results in numbers,  but a six-week nationwide lock down to facilitate effective physical distancing, coupled with expansion of core public health measures such as detection, isolation and tracing contact of COVID-19 positive people, would go a long way in arresting the virus spread.”
 
“Despite huge and multiple challenges, India has been demonstrating unwavering commitment in its fight against the pandemic. In these testing times, the action lies as much with the communities as with the authorities and the health workforce,” Dr Singh added.