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    India likely to witness more COVID-19 cases in winter: union health minister

    Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday confirmed that the possibility of the same in Indian context can’t be dismissed at all.

    Guwahati: Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday confirmed that the possibility of the same in Indian context can’t be dismissed at all.

    Addressing a social media interaction, the minister said that SARS Cov 2 is a respiratory virus and the transmission of respiratory viruses is known to increase during the colder weather. Respiratory viruses thrive better in cold weather and low humidity conditions.

    He also added that, there is another fact that needs to be kept in mind. During winter, there is tendency of overcrowding in residential dwellings which may increase transmission.

    The union minister also emphasises on the precautionary measures which are easy to follow. He asked the citizens to wear the mask and maintain social distancing and said “Prevention is better than cure.”

    The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recently warned that Delhi is likely to report around 15,000 Covid-19 cases daily in winter.

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