IMA list out precautionary advisories amid growing COVID concerns. Check details!

Amid growing concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Indian Medical Association has issued strict guidelines to contain the spread of the virus.

In view of the sudden surge of the COVID cases in different countries, Indian Medical Association alerts and appeals the public to follow COVID appropriate behaviour with immediate effect,” IMA said in its advisory.

According to reports, India has reported 145 new cases in the last 24 hours, out of which four cases are from the new China variant, i.e., BF.7.

However, IMA has assured that India will be able to manage any eventualities given the robust public and private infrastructure, committed medical workforce, pro-active leadership support from the government, and availability of sufficient medicines and vaccines.

“As of now, the situation is now alarming and therefore there is no need to panic. Prevention is better than cure,” the statement further read. The IMA listed out the following necessary steps to control the spread of the virus.

Face masks are to be used in all public places.

Social distancing is to be maintained.

Regular hand washing with soap and water or sanitisers.

Public gatherings like marriages, political or social meetings etc. to be avoided.

Avoid International travel.

Consult the doctor in case of any symptoms like fever, sore throat, cough, loose motions etc.

COVID vaccination, including precautionary dose at the earliest.

Follow the government advisory issues from time to time.

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