Covid: Only masks, distancing and isolation can prevent a July-August surge

Covid: Only masks, distancing and isolation can prevent a July-August surge

Hindustan Times

With coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases projected to rise through June and July, enforcing the use of masks and social distancing norms and isolating everyone with cough and fever is the only protection against infection. Community participation in the enforcement of masks, self-quarantine and isolation of everyone with symptoms of Covid-19 even without testing is the way forward, experts say.

Increasing mobility and more cases being identified outside large clusters is making contact tracing and containment a challenge, which calls for an urgent change in strategy. 'The numbers will spike.

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