India Fully Prepared to Tackle COVID Surge – Niti Ayog

    India has the ability to handle any COVID surge of up to 5 lakh coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases a day. The Government however, emphasized that this does not imply that such a high number of infections will be witnessed in the future.

    “The dynamics of the virus after vaccination and infection which can lead to herd immunity…we do not have a straight formula for that. As one can see, despite the administration of vaccines, cases are being reported and we are still learning. The preparation will be of the level to make us safe. We move with preparation of 4.5 to 5 lakh cases per day surge but it does not mean that it will happen, should happen or may happen,” Niti Aayog member (health) VK Paul said at a press conference on Thursday.

    Paul further said

    there is no issue of Covid-19 vaccine availability in the country now and urged people to come forward to take the second dose to be fully vaccinated.

    Speaking about the different strains of Covid-19, Paul said that there is no new variant of concern as per the data available at present.

    Union health ministry joint secretary Lav Agarwal said the government is leaving no stone unturned to ensure full preparedness to tackle any COVID surge, adding that three months are very crucial in the country’s fight against Covid-19.

    Covid Surge : Be watchful during festival there could be surge of Coronavirus Infection

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    Be watchful during festivals as there could be a surge in infection- Niti Ayog

    “Please watch your October, November, December,” Agarwal said, warning people about the threat of Covid-19 resurgence during the coming festivals such as Dussehra, Diwali, Durga Puja, Milan-un-Id and Christmas and wedding season.

    He asserted repeatedly that the second wave of the COVID pandemic is not over, highlighting that the country is still reporting as high as 20,000-odd new infections every day.


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