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Start wearing masks inside homes as well, says Govt as second COVID-19 wave continues to rage

Research has shown that if no physical distancing measures are followed, one person can infect 406 people in 30 days, the government said.

April 26, 2021 / 06:08 PM IST
Representative Image (AFP)

Representative Image (AFP)

As India grappled with a raging second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the government on Monday sought to allay people's fears, saying unnecessary panic is causing more harm than good. Stressing on the need for vaccination and observing COVID-19 appropriate behaviours, the government advised that it is time people start wearing masks inside their homes as well.

It also pitched for expediting the pace of the vaccination drive and asserted that women can take COVID-19 vaccine during menstruation as well.

Addressing a joint press conference with other senior functionaries, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Lav Agarwal said many people have been found to be occupying hospital beds out of panic.

Hospital admission should only be on the advice of doctors, he stressed.