Do not panic there is no community transmission of COVID-19 yet, says Govt


NATIONAL | April 11, 2020:

Joint Secretary in Health Ministry Lav Agarwal on Friday said that there is no community transmission in the country yet and no need to panic, but everyone has to remain alert.

He said, there is a need for one crore hydroxychloroquine tablets and the country currently has 3.28 crore tablets.

Additional Secretary in Ministry of External Affairs and Coordinator of COVID-19, Dammu Ravi said, 20,473 foreign nationals have been evacuated till Thursday.

Ravi said Hydroxychloroquine is in high demand globally and many countries have requested it. He said, considering domestic stock availability and country's requirement, Group of Ministers decided to release some surplus stock for export.

He also added that exports to the first list of countries have been approved and Government is working on 2nd and 3rd lists now. He said, however, the domestic requirement will be the priority of the government while taking decisions on the export of Hydroxychloroquine.