If no social distancing measures are followed, a COVID-19 patient can infect 406 people in 30 days, the government said on Monday (April 26), reiterating that social distancing and the use of masks are the essential measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus infection.
Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Lav Agrawal said many universities have researched that if a COVID-19 positive person does not follow the social distancing measures, then in 30 days the “person can infect 406 people.”
“If the infected person reduces physical exposure by 50 per cent, then it has been found that 15 people are infected instead of 406. If the infected person reduces the physical exposure by 75 per cent, then the same [infected] person can infect 2.5 people in 30 days,” Agrawal said while addressing a news conference.
He re-emphasised the use of masks and said that people must focus on controlling the spread of the infection.
“Study shows that if we…