COVID-19 can be contracted from anyone; strictly avoid crowding: Pinarayi Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed that 'Break the Chain Campaign' introduced as part of COVID-19 prevention has entered into the third phase. In this phase, the government is promoting the campaign under the slogan ‘vigilance as valuable as life’.
Among the COVID-19 patients, 60 percent are asymptomatic. Under the Break the Chain campaign, people are alerted to stay vigilant as there are chances of COVID-19 from anyone, informed the Chief Minister. He was addressing the media following the COVID-19 review meeting on Wednesday.
“We can identify patients who have symptoms. But it is impossible to identify COVID-19 patients who are asymptomatic. Hence, the government is warning that one can contract the virus from anyone around us. We may contract the virus from markets, places of employment, vehicles, hospitals and other public places. So always maintain a safe distance of two metres,” directed the Chief Minister.
“Apart from maintaining a safe distance of two metres, make sure that you wear a mask and wash your hands using soap or sanitizer. Never allow crowding at any place," he added.
“So far, we have been successful in keeping the COVID-19 mortality rate low with our vigilance in following the preventive measures. Hence, our vigilance has the value of life,” added CM.