“Third Wave of Coronavirus Inevitable, We Need to be Prepared”: Govt

“Third Wave of Coronavirus Inevitable, We Need to be Prepared”: Govt

Union Health Ministry has cautioned that a third phase of the coronavirus pandemic is “inevitable”, but it is not clear on what time and scale this phase would occur and hence, we should be prepared for the same.

Briefing the current COVID-19 situation and the vaccination programme, which is underway in the country, senior officials from the ministry said that the long COVID wave of such “ferocity” that the country has been experiencing currently “was not predicted”.

During the second wave, 12 states in the country, including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh, have already reported more than 1 lakh active COVID cases, the government officials said.