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India is sinking in Covid-19

Avatar of Nick John By Nick John Dec19,2023 #Covid #India #sinking
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India has surpassed Brazil, becoming the second largest epidemic area in the world, with more than 14 million infections and more than 173,000 deaths, according to statistics from the Indian Ministry of Health, on April 15.

`In just 15 days, the number of hospitalized Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu has reached the peak of the first outbreak. Many hospitals in major cities in the state are almost full,` said Dr. Kumar Senthil, owner of the epidemic.

In addition to places considered essential such as supermarkets, hospitals, banks and stock exchanges, all other public places must close, according to orders from the Maharashtra state government.

Dr Shashank Joshi, member of Mumbai’s Covid-19 task force, said: `Patients are pouring into medical facilities like a tsunami. We are seeing more and more young people between 20 and 40 years old and also

Maharashtra state had to impose a blockade on the weekend, while the capital Delhi set a curfew.

April 12, Kshitij Thakur, politician in Vasai-Virar city.

More than 108 million people have been vaccinated, a number that is still small compared to India’s population of 1.3 billion.

Many Indians believe that the domestic epidemic has passed thanks to natural resistance and herd immunity achieved after the first wave of the epidemic in 2020. In January, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan announced that the country was under control.

Restrictions on gatherings were lifted, allowing millions to participate in the Kumbh Mela festival on the Ganges on April 12.

Most blame a subjective attitude and disregard for the epidemic as the cause of the crisis.

Gautam Menon, professor of physics and biology at Ashoka University, commented: `Cases are increasing rapidly at a rate that far exceeds the first wave of the epidemic. That is evidence that the variant is highly infectious.`

The government has also been criticized for its slow response in virus gene sequencing, allowing many new variants to originate in India, as well as variants from the UK and Brazil.

According to Mr. Menon, the second wave of epidemic is inevitable.

Ganges River bathing festival in Haridwar city, India, April 12.

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