Masks-up, comply with Covid-19 tips and take vaccine—these are keys to battle Coronavirus, counsel a examine by Lancet. Solely vaccine can’t finish the Covid-19 pandemic, it added.
In an indication of the second Covid wave, the nation has been reporting a brand new excessive when it comes to new circumstances nearly on daily basis for the previous few days. India on Saturday reported 40,953 new Coronavirus infections. Friday, it witnessed 39,726 recent Covid -19 circumstances. States like Maharashtra, Punjab, Gujarat, Kerala, and Delhi are contributing main shares to India’s tally. In line with the info from the Union Well being Ministry, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Chhattisgarh collectively account for 80.63% of the every day new circumstances. So, it’s a confirmed “second wave”!
So, measures like strict motion in opposition to violators of masks use, containment zones, night time curfew, and lockdowns are again once more. Doorways of colleges, faculties, and academic institutes are closed once more. Restriction on journey has additionally returned—its really feel like March final yr when the pandemic hit India.
Worst-hit Maharashtra on Friday issued new Covid-19 measures because the state reported 25,833 Covid circumstances—its highest peak recorded on September 11 final yr. Punjab too issued new curbs—night time curfew in 11 districts, closed instructional institute, put restrictions on the social gathering, and so on — as a way to management the recent Covid-19 surge within the state.
Whereas India has strengthened its fame as ‘pharmacy of the world’, by supplying Covid-19 vaccines to many international locations, individuals have blended views about India’s ongoing vaccination drive, touted as one of many largest on the planet. What so ever is the rationale, except we ramp up vaccination, we can’t examine coronavirus an infection.
From lockdowns to curfews to vaccine updates, Learn right here for the newest, quickest, and confirmed developments from throughout India and around the globe on the Covid-19 pandemic.