Irresponsible People Who Don’t Wear Face Masks Driving COVID In India: ICMR

Wearing face masks is the only way we can defeat the coronavirus pandemic and that is what people don’t seem to be doing in India.

Experts from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have said that people who are not wearing masks are driving the COVID-19 pandemic in India.

“I wouldn’t say young or old but irresponsible, less cautious people who are not wearing masks are driving the pandemic in India,”  Professor (Dr) Balram Bhargava, Director General of ICMR was quoted as saying in Hindustan Times (HT).

He also said that three vaccine candidates are the frontrunners in the country.

“Three Covid-19 vaccines are ahead in the race in India. Serum Institute’s vaccine is in phase 2(B) & phase 3 trials and Bharat Biotech and Zydus Cadila’s vaccines have completed phase 1 trial,” said Dr Bhargava.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7. According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 3,68,27,520 samples have been tested up to August 24 with 9,25,383 samples being tested on Monday, HT reported.

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