If necessary steps are taken, two days after the country was braced for the following spikes in COVID-19 infections, the government’s top scientific adviser said on Friday that India could dodge the deadly third wave of coronavirus.
If we take strong measures, the COVID-19 third wave in India may not happen in all places or indeed anywhere at all. It depends much on how effectively the guidance is implemented at the local level, in the states, in districts, and the cities everywhere,” Dr. K VijayRaghavan said.
On Wednesday, when he said, That phase 3 (third wave) is unavoidable, the virus is transmitting at a high level, but it is not clear at what time phase 3 will occur.
The current surge in infections appears to be caused by the Indian “double mutants” coronavirus and the UK version has slowed down the spread, saying that vaccines would need to be updated to deal with new strains that are spreading the contagion faster.
India recorded 4.14 lakh new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Friday, taking the country’s total caseload to over 2.14 crore. Out of these, over 36 lakh cases are currently active while over 1.76 crore people have recovered. With 3,915 new deaths, the toll now stands at over 2.34 lakh.
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