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India must gear up to face community transmission of COVID-19: Health expert

  • India must gear up to face the possibility of community spread of the COVID-19, a prominent health expert said on Friday, cautioning that there could be more widespread transmission of the novel coronavirus due to easing of the lockdown.
  • On some experts suggesting that there is already community transmission (stage 3) of the virus in the country, President of Public Health Foundation of India, Prof. K Srinath Reddy maintained that it is a matter of definition.
  • Because, if one looks at the spread to people without history of travel or history of contact, certainly there are several such cases, he said.
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