The Union health ministry said on Thursday that it will take a minimum of 1.5 to 2 years to develop vaccines for coronavirus while addressing the virus outbreak situation in India.
Health ministry has also urged people to not panic while asking them to maintain the necessary social distance as protection against coronavirus.
‘Mask is not always required if a person maintains effective social distance. There is no need to panic,’ said Luv Aggarwal, joint secretary, health ministry.
‘Right now, luckily for India, we do not have any community transmission. We have only a few cases that have come from outside and they have primarily affected their close family members,’ he added.
The health ministry also denies any evidence indicating that high temperature kills coronavirus.