Bhubaneswar29/48/20:: National Health Mission Director of Odisha, Smt. Shalini Pandit today has said that the people of the state must be on their guard as asymptomatic corona cases are on the rise.
Addressing a press briefing at Geeta Govinda Sadan here on Wednesday, Pandit said: “Nearly 82 percent of the affected are asymptomatic. This is a very dangerous situation as we need to be much more careful to keep the dreaded virus at bay.”
The NHM Odisha Mission Director said that staying indoors and maintaining social distance and abiding by the health advisory must be followed to overcome the crisis. “Washing of hands for at least twenty seconds is a must and it can prevent the dreaded corona to get into our body,” she added.
Pandit said the immunity system of the people of Odisha is very powerful, therefore coronavirus could not overpower us easily. The number of positive cases in Odisha is much less than in other states. While the national rate is 4.3 percent, Delhi has 8.4, and Maharashtra has seven percent. The rate in Odisha is 0.4 percent or in other words, there is one positive case out of 250, she added.