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Today, the world is troubled by the new or novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19). The disease which has also been labelled as a pandemic has indeed created a wave of fear world-over. How do we combat the on-set of something so grave? The disease so far has affected over 132,000 people across 123 countries. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates 5,000 people have already lost their lives. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO says that he expects the number of cases and deaths and those affected to climb.

Though much awareness has been raised to mitigate risks and avert tragedy, we as professionals need to analyse the issue from an industry perspective. This brings us to the aspect of maintaining good Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ). Not contaminating an indoor space is as crucial as personal hygiene. In an effort to address the implications, in the coming April issue – ‘Healthcare HVAC & R’ we cover the subject in-depth. We humbly urge you to participate.

Till then, stay safe, stay connected and stay healthy!

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Pravita Iyer

Publisher & Director

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