# Later IMA has issued a clarification and said that the statement is not from its headquarters and should be considered a matter of personal opinion.
New Delhi: Community spread of Coronavirus has started in India and the situation is quite worsening, said the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
“The number of COVID-19 cases rushed to 10,38,716; the cases is increasing by more than around 30,000 every day. This is really a bad situation for the country. There are so many factors connected with it but overall this is now spreading to rural areas. This is a bad sign. It now shows a community spread”, said Dr VK Monga, the Chairman of IMA Hospital Board of India.
Claiming that cases are spreading to towns and villages where it will be very difficult to control the situation Dr Monga added, “In Delhi, we were able to contain it, but what about interior parts of the country in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, Madhya Pradesh (which may be the new hotspots)?”
“All these issues are very important and the state governments should take full care and seek the help of the Central government to control the situation,” Monga said.
But later IMA has issued a clarification and said that the statement is not from its headquarters and should be considered a matter of personal opinion.