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Do Not Target Any Community, Area For Spread Of Coronavirus, Says Centre – NDTV News

Do Not Target Any Community, Area For Spread Of Coronavirus, Says Centre

Coronavirus: There is an urgent need to counter such prejudices, the government said.

New Delhi:

Certain communities and neighbourhoods are being vilified based on false reports floating on social media and elsewhere, the government said on Wednesday, issuing an advisory to address the social stigma and discrimination surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The advisory comes after a spurt in coronavirus cases following a religious congregation organised by the Islamic missionary group Tablighi Jamaat at the its Markaz or headquarters in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area, and instances of people blaming the Muslim community for the spread of the disease.

Public health emergencies during an outbreak of communicable diseases may cause fear and anxiety leading to prejudices against people and communities, social isolation and stigma, said the government advisory posted on the health ministry website.

Such behaviour may culminate into increased hostility, chaos and unnecessary social disruptions, the advisory said, urging people not to discriminate against any community or area for the spread of the novel coronavirus.

There is an urgent need to counter such prejudices and to rise as a community that is empowered with health literacy and responds appropriately in the face of this adversity, it said.

“Do not label any community or area for spread of COVID-19,” the advisory said.

The advisory asked people not to spread on social media the names, identity or the locality of those affected by the virus or under quarantine. It also urged people to avoid spreading fear and panic.

The government said that despite all precautions, if anybody catches the infection, it is not their fault.

In a situation of distress, the patient and the family need support and cooperation, it said.

It must be noted that the condition is curable and most people recover from it, the advisory said.

The government also listed various do’s and don’ts in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

“Do not target healthcare and sanitary workers or police. They are there to help you,” the government told the people amid cases of harassment and social stigmatisation of healthcare and sanitation workers.

Cases have been reported of people affected with COVID-19 as well as healthcare workers, sanitary workers and police, who are in the frontline for management of the outbreak, facing discrimination on account of heightened fear and misinformation about the infection, the advisory said.

Even those who have recovered from COVID-19 face such discrimination, it noted.

It stressed that people must cross check any information related to COVID-19 from reliable sources before forwarding any messages on social media.

World

14,46,643Cases
10,55,440Active
3,08,039Recovered
83,164Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 184 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 14,46,643 and 83,164 have died; 10,55,440 are active cases and 3,08,039 have recovered as on April 8, 2020 at 5:45 pm.

India

5,274 485Cases
4,714 402Active
411 58Recovered
149 25Deaths
In India, there are 5,274 confirmed cases including 149 deaths. The number of active cases is 4,714 and 411 have recovered as on April 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases
Mumbai Suburban65
Ahmednagar16
Osmanabad4
Aurangabad4
Ratnagiri2
Sindhudurg1
Details Awaited*352

1018 150

875 111

79 23

64 16

DistrictCases
Chennai114
Coimbatore48
Dindigul44
Tirunelveli38
Tiruchirappalli30
Namakkal26
Chengalpattu19
Villupuram16
Tiruppur14
Thiruvallur12
Thiruvarur12
Nagapattinam11
Cuddalore11
Virudhunagar11
Thoothukudi10
Tiruvannamalai9
Thanjavur8
Kanchipuram7
Kanniyakumari6
Sivaganga5
Tirupattur4
Ramanathapuram2
The Nilgiris2
Kallakurichi2
Details Awaited*91

690 69

664 56

19 11

7 2

DistrictCases
New Delhi52
Shahdara46
South West20
South East13
North East11
North West9
Details Awaited*94

576

546

21

9 2

DistrictCases
Hyderabad141
Nizamabad18
Warangal Urban14
Medchal Malkajgiri13
Ranga Reddy10
Kamareddy8
Karimnagar6
Mahabubnagar5
Vikarabad4
Bhadradri Kothagudem4
Jogulamba Gadwal4
Sangareddy3
Nagarkurnool2
Mahabubabad1
Jayashankar Bhupalapally1
Peddapalli1
Details Awaited*158

427 63

385 63

35

7

DistrictCases
Gautam Buddha Nagar28
Ghaziabad6
Moradabad2
Kanpur Nagar1
Details Awaited*261

343 38

314 33

26 5

3

DistrictCases
Kasaragod139
Ernakulam22
Thiruvananthapuram15
Pathanamthitta14
Malappuram11
Thrissur10
Kozhikode7
Alappuzha2
Details Awaited*44

336 9

264

70 12

2

DistrictCases
Bhilwara23
Jhunjhunu18
Dungarpur5
Bharatpur4
Pratapgarh2
Jaisalmer2
Details Awaited*133

328 40

304 40

21

3

DistrictCases
Spsr Nellore15
Visakhapatnam10
Y.s.r. Kadapa7
East Godavari2
West Godavari2
Details Awaited*204

305 39

296 34

5 4

4 1

DistrictCases
Chhindwara2
Details Awaited*47

229

216

0

13

DistrictCases
Bengaluru Urban55
Chikballapur10
Uttar Kannad10
Dakshin Kannad7
Kalaburagi4
Bengaluru Rural3
Davangere2
Chitradurga1
Details Awaited*17

175

146

25

4

DistrictCases
Ahmadabad66
Bhavnagar12
Gandhinagar12
Vadodara12
Porbandar3
Gir Somnath2
Panch Mahals1
Chhotaudepur1
Details Awaited*22

165

127

25

13

DistrictCases
Gurugram31
Faridabad14
Panchkula2
Details Awaited*61

147 57

116 52

28 3

3 2

DistrictCases
Srinagar21
Bandipora11
Baramulla2
Details Awaited*61

116

110

4

2

DistrictCases
Medinipur East7
Kalimpong5
Jalpaiguri4
24 Paraganas North3
24 Paraganas South3
Purba Bardhaman3
Paschim Bardhaman2
Darjeeling1
Medinipur West1
Details Awaited*20

99 8

81 6

13

5 2

DistrictCases
S.a.s Nagar24
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar18
Amritsar10
Hoshiarpur6
Jalandhar6
Fatehgarh Sahib2
Pathankot2
Sas Mohali1
Kapurthala1
Details Awaited*4

91

80

4

7

DistrictCases
Kalahandi1
Kendrapara1
Details Awaited*7

42

39

2

1

DistrictCases
Begusarai1
Lakhisarai1
Details Awaited*23

38 6

37 6

0

1

DistrictCases
Dehradun13
Udam Singh Nagar4
Pauri Garhwal1
Details Awaited*9

31

26

5

0

DistrictCases
Karimganj1
Details Awaited*10

27 1

27 1

0

0

DistrictCases
Chandigarh18

18

11

7

0

DistrictCases
Details Awaited*15

18 5

15 5

2

1

DistrictCases
Leh Ladakh11
Details Awaited*1

14

4

10

0

DistrictCases
Rajnandgaon1
Details Awaited*3

10

1

9

0

DistrictCases
North And Middle Andaman7
South Andamans3

10

10

0

0

DistrictCases
North Goa2
South Goa1
Details Awaited*4

7

7

0

0

DistrictCases
Details Awaited*4

5

4

1

0

DistrictCases
Details Awaited*4

4

4

0

0

DistrictCases
Imphal West1
Details Awaited*1

2

2

0

0

DistrictCases

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases
Details Awaited*1

1

1

0

0

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