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Experts: Community transmission of Covid-19 certainly on

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As India gears up to enter the next stage of lockdown with significant relaxations, public health experts, have come down heavily on the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic. The experts also include two members of an ICMR research group constituted to handle the Covid-19 crisis, according to a report in The Indian Express.

A joint statement issued by Indian Public Health Association, Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine and Indian Association of Epidemiologists said: “It is unrealistic to expect that COVID-19 pandemic can be eliminated at this stage given that community transmission is already well-established across large sections or sub-populations in the country.”

The government has, however, repeatedly said that no community transmission has taken place so far in India.