COVID-19 LIVE | Govt must protect wages of workers suffering due to lockdown: Chidambaram

The Centre asked all states and Union territories to ensure that health facilities, especially in the private sector, remain functional.

Published: 27th April 2020 01:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th April 2020 02:39 PM   |  A+A-


A volunteer pouring sanitizer on hands who is waiting in a queue to collect free ration. (Photo| EPS/ G Satyanarayana)

By Online Desk

The Centre has issued a warning against the use of plasma therapy on a day when the COVID-19 tally inched towards 30000. This includes over 22000 active cases.

Meanwhile, top infectious disease experts and virologists welcomed the Centre's move to allow those who are pre-symptomatic or showing very mild symptoms to isolate themselves at home under certain conditions.

"The move will allow people to take charge of their lives and it's good to let communities ensure quarantine. Trust is a key to controlling this epidemic," said virologist Dr Shahid Jameel, CEO of the Wellcome Trust India DBT Alliance. "The outbreak is a public health problem that has so far been treated like a law and order problem." 


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