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    Co-existing with Covid-19 as work resumes

    Jun 10, 2020 15:57 IST

    Work is slowly resuming in cities like Mumbai and Delhi, which coincidentally have one of the highest COVID-19 cases in the country. What is going to happen as coronavirus cases rise, hospitals get crowded and yet, getting out of our homes and resuming work becomes increasingly critical? Dr Giridhar Babu, Prof & Head: Lifecourse Epidemiology, PHFI, says that we need to be be following precautions for three things: closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings. It is to ensure that we can be safe and if we are infected, it can help others stay safe. Common practices before going out of the house like wearing jewelry, watch etc. must now involve putting on a mask before leaving our homes as well. We have to assume that everyone is infected and wear a mask and follow other hygiene protocol religiously. He also maintains that someone can contract coronavirus only if someone in close proximity sneezes or coughs; it is spread via droplets into our respiratory system. COVID-19 transmission doesn't happen randomly, but we should be very concerned about being in crowded places and ensure physical distancing. Watch BOOM's Govindraj Ethiraj interview Dr Giridhar Babu on the measures we should be taking to stay safe from the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 as work resumes and India gradually eases lockdown measures.