Traffic rush during the lockdown in the Old City of Bhopal on Saturday.
Traffic rush during the lockdown in the Old City of Bhopal on Saturday.
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BHOPAL: One month has passed since the corona curfew was declared, but the positivity rate has remained at 20%. The corona curfew has been continuously extended, since the positivity rate has not declined.

At the same time, the problems of the common man have only increased. The number of deaths, as well as that of patients, has come down in the state capital, but the positivity rate shows no signs of decreasing. The positivity rate was 23% on May 14, 20% on May 13, 26% on May 12 and 27% on May 11. But, on May 10, it was as low as 19%.

According to the doctors, if the people follow the corona protocols in letter and spirit, the chain of the virus will be broken in 15 days.

Despite the month-long curfew, if the positivity rate has not declined, it means that those who are afflicted with the virus have links with those who are not infected. This is why the positivity rate has not declined. The continuous rise and fall in the number of Covid-19 cases indicates that it will take a long time to wipe out the virus.

Traffic spilled over onto the roads despite the lockdown at Bhopal Talkies on Saturday.
Traffic spilled over onto the roads despite the lockdown at Bhopal Talkies on Saturday.
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According to some administrative officers, the main reason for the spread of the disease is the infection among family members of those who are afflicted with the disease. The infection is spreading from house to house, since the markets are closed. This indicates that the people are not following social distancing norms.

Reasons for spreading infection

  1. The police have failed to prevent people from coming out of their residence. Each is mingling with the other without any restrictions

  2. The kin of Covid-19 patients visiting hospitals are also spreading the infection. An infected member of a family passes the disease on to other members. This is another reason for the increase in the positivity rate

  3. The vaccination centres have also become hotspots of the pandemic. When the vaccination was being done in hospitals, those who were going there for getting the jab were also getting infected

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