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Clusters that could turn into covid-19 hotspots need to be identified: Sowmya Swaminathan

CHENNAI : World Health Organisation Chief Scientist Sowmya Swaminathan on Saturday said clusters and large gatherings which have the potential of spreading COVID-19 need to be identified and suggested continuous testing of samples by the government.With a huge population in a country like India, she said,one has to go after the virus in order to control its spread before it becomes a community transmission."When we look at countries that have succeeded (in controlling the spread of virus) we have to go after the virus where it is present.Then it is easier (to prevent the spread of virus) than it becomes a community transmission," she said.Swaminathan was speaking at a conference 'SICCI 360' organised by trade body Southern Indian Chamber of..

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