Safe festivities to be determining factor in fight against COVID: V K Paul

Safe festivities this year will be a determining factor in the fight against the COVID pandemic, said NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr V K Paul

NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr V K Paul (Photo Courtesy: IANS)
NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr V K Paul (Photo Courtesy: IANS)
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Safe festivities this year will be a determining factor in the fight against the COVID pandemic, said NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr V K Paul. Talking about the virus behaviour in certain situations, he said "Closer the group of people, more chances are there to spread the virus".

In an information video series by the Health Ministry 'Covid Gurukool' on social media, underlined that the second Covid surge is still persisting in India more or less region wise.

Speaking on the Covid behaviour during the upcoming festivities, Paul said that we are dealing with the Delta variant which is highly transmissible. He said, "A situation which leads to group and gatherings is not good for us, because then we give a chance to the virus to engulf us again".


He added that the Delta variant is a very punishing one so we should all celebrate these festivals among our own family members and in our own household only. He added, "Celebrate the upcoming festivals within the house only and make sure that all your members are vaccinated against the Covid virus".

"We cannot afford to be in large gatherings. We need to maintain social distance", said the NITI Aayog Health Member while advising that when we go outside we must wear a mask to prevent infection. He said let this crisis be over and there will be many opportunities to celebrate the festival with the customary spirit. We have to celebrate 'Mask Waali Diwali' this time, he added.

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