Key Messages

Keep calm and carry on: This seems to be the reigning mantra during the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) times. Though it’s advisable not to panic, playing down safety concerns can hamper people’s response to the threat of the virus and aggravate the crisis.

The recent upward trend in COVID-19 cases in many cities, including Bengaluru, Pune and Hyderabad, among others, has underlined the need for strict adherence to precautionary measures to limit further transmission of the disease.

COVID-19 fight: Personal accountability can tip the scale