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As the boom in COVID-19 cases ICMR chief says most of the country will remain closed for 6-8 weeks
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As the boom in COVID-19 cases ICMR chief says most of the country will remain closed for 6-8 weeks

The head of the country's main health agency responding to coronaviruses, Drs Balaram Bhargava head of ICMR has said that districts reporting a high number of infections should remain closed for the next six to eight weeks to control the spread of the pervasive disease. The head of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Drs. Bhargava said in an interview that the lockdown ban should apply in all districts where the infection rate is above 10% of those tested. Currently, three-quarters of India's 718 districts are known to have test-positivity rates greater than 10%, including major cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru's tech hubs. Also, read | Maharashtra scientist stem-cell remedy kills COVID-19 naturally What did Drs Balaram Bhargava say? Bhargava's remarks ...