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As per recent updates on COVID 19, ICMR Council on Thursday came with two suggestions one on conduct of IPL 2020 & other one on Coronavirus’s vaccine. Indian Council of Medical Research intimated in press brief that vaccine of Coronavirus (COVID19) may take 1.5 to 2 years to develop in Delhi. Answering the question on conduct of Indian Premiere League (IPL 2020) ICMR said, it’s on organizers to conduct IPL amid coronavirus outbreak globally or not. ‘Our advice would be to not do it at this time, but if they want to go ahead, its their decision ICMR said.
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday suggested that IPL organizers should not go ahead at this time, leaving final decision on IPL League organizers. ICMR Council on Thursday came with overall situation of Coronavirus in India and took several questions on COVID19 a virus originated from Wuhan, China. Answering over the COVID19 preparedness in India, ICMR said we have managed to isolate the coronavirus, we have 11 such isolates & vaccines will take a minimum of 1.5 to 2 years.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) answered on the effect of coronavirus over IPL 2020. MEA spokesperson added that, I think it is for the organizers to decide whether to go ahead with it or not. ‘Our advice would be to not do it at this time but if they want to go ahead, it is their decision’.
Vaccines may take 1.5 to 2 Years in Delhi
However Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry said that Right now, luckily we do not have any community transmission. We have only a few cases that have come from outside & they have primarily affected their close family members. Vaccine may take 1.5 years to 2 years to develop.
We advise whole Indian community to not panic over Coronavirus and along with this we aware the community with guidelines to follow in case any suspect founds.
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Later from the MEA, spokesperson Ravish Kumar said we have received requests (for protective gear) from Bhutan, Maldives, Iran, and Italy. In China, it has already been dispatched.
PM Narendra Modi on Thursday tweeted over Coronavirus outbreak, ‘Say no to Panic, say Yes to Precautions’. PM suggested that no Minister of Central Government will travel abroad in the upcoming days.
PM also urged to countrymen to avoid non-essential travels and large gatherings.