The Mahe district in Puducherry has reported no Covid-19 cases in the last 28 days, Joint Secretary Health Ministry Lav Agarwal informed in today (16 April), ANI has reported.
As reported yesterday (16 April), if no Covid-19 case is reported for 28 days from a specific area, then it can be said that we have been successful in breaking the chain of transmission of the dreaded virus.
In response to a query on the logic behind extending the nationwide lockdown till 3 May, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary at the Health Ministry, said "Our major effort is to break the chain of transmission. If there are no cases reported for 28 days from a particular are or the last negative case is reported 28 days ago, then we believe that the chain of transmission has stopped as cases have stopped coming."
He insisted that the extension of the lockdown, coupled with social distancing as a behavioral change, is important to break the chain of transmission.
With Inputs From IANS
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