Coronavirus Does Not Spread Through Animals: Centre

Coronavirus Does Not Spread Through Animals: Centre

COVID-appropriate behaviour which is in our own hands should be scaled up, centre said (File)

The government on Wednesday said that coronavirus spreads only through human-to-human transmission and not from animals.

Addressing a press conference, the country's top officials dealing with the pandemic said that a combination of less cautionary measures and less immunity in the population from the first wave is driving the second wave.

"The virus is not spreading from animals. This is human to human transmission. Also, if you have been vaccinated, it is not mandatory that everyone will experience side effects like body ache or fever. If you are not feeling these symptoms, you can be normal, do your work," said NITI Ayog Member VK Paul in response to a question.

Mr Paul also said that the response to the changing virus remains the same.

"We need to follow the COVID-appropriate behaviour such as masking, distancing, hygiene, no unnecessary meetings and staying at home," he said.

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