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NO COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION YET IN INDIA : WHO

Even as the coronavirus cases continue to rise in India, the country is not yet in the ‘community transmission’ stage of the pandemic, as per the latest report issued by the World Health Organisation. The WHO’s COVID-19 situation report for May 20 classifies India as ‘cluster of cases’. Other countries under the same classification include Bangladesh, Thailand, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Myanmar. Indonesia is the only country in South-East Asia that has been marked under ‘community transmission’. As of May 20, Indonesia had 18,496 coronavirus cases including 1,221 deaths. Nepal and Bhutan, with 402 and 21 cases, respectively have been marked under ‘sporadic cases’.



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