Festive season poses risk that may threaten improvements against COVID-19: Health Minister Vardhan

by National | 29-10-2020 | 968 views

NewDelhi: "The coming long festive season poses a significant risk that may threaten the improvements made against COVID-19 so far," Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday.

"We should all be vigilant for the next three months. Following simple coronavirus appropriate behaviour will be effective in cutting the transmission of coronavirus," he added.

The number of coronavirus cases in India has reached 80,40,203 as 49,881 people tested positive in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The coronavirus death toll in the country has risen to 1,20,527, while 73,15,989 coronavirus patients have been discharged. Out of the total cases, 6,03,687 are active.

3,200 booked for not wearing masks during Durga Puja in Kolkata

The Kolkata Police booked at least 3,200 people for not wearing face masks during the five-day Durga Puja festival, which started on October 22. According to the police data, 731 people were booked on the first day, 595 on Saptami, 609 on Asthami, 665 on Nabami and another 600 people on Bijoya Dashami, the last day of the festival.

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