ICMR chief says most of country should remain locked down for 6-8 weeks

12-05-2021 Wed 17:57

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director General Dr Balram Bhargava said in an exclusive interview that most of the country should remain locked down for six to eight weeks as 75 per cent districts from the total of 718 have positivity rate more than 10 per cent.

The ICMR chief further said that ending lockdown in Delhi will be disaster despite positivity rate coming down from 35 per cent to 17 per cent. He stated that lockdown can be lifted only if positivity falls to 5 per cent from 10 per cent.


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