Dr Gyani’s Claim on COVID-19 Community Spread: Listen to the Audio
Listen to the audio interview with Dr Girdhar Gyani
On 25 March, Dr Girdhar Gyani gave an audio interview to The Quint in which he clearly stated as follows:
“Yes, we are calling it Stage 3. Officially we may not call it – but it is the beginning of Stage 3.”
Unfortunately, a controversy has been created where it is being alleged that The Quint has reported his comments in a misleading manner. Worse, some news websites have gone to the extent of calling our report “fake”. To set the record straight, The Quint is publishing here the exact audio extract:
To further allay any controversy, the full, unedited audio recording is being embedded below:
You can read our original story here.
As of March 28, the Health Ministry maintains there is no community transmission in India. In a joint press conference held on March 28, Raman R Gangakhedkar, Head of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases at Indian Council of Medical Research had this to say:
“There are a few sporadic cases where people are not giving their travel history. But this is not a significant number. People are hiding that they travelled abroad or tested positive, but we need more data before we over-interpret this.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that the state is prepared for potential stage 3 transmission.
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