Covid India: People treating third wave warning like weather update, not taking it seriously, says govt | India News

NEW DELHI: The Union health ministry on Tuesday expressed concern over the gross violation of Covid-19 norms and stated that persons are treating third wave warning like a “climate replace”.
Addressing a press briefing, Lav Agarwal, joint secretary, well being ministry stated roughly 73.four per cent of the brand new Covid-19 instances reported in July have been from Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
He additional knowledgeable that central groups have been despatched to 11 states/UTs together with Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Assam amid rising instances.
“When folks speak in regards to the third wave, they’re taking it as a climate replace and never understanding its seriousness and duties related to it,” he stated.
“An additional surge in instances is being famous in some states, like, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh. Equally, there are some states, the place instances have come down however are nonetheless being witnessed within the type of plateau,” he added.
NITI Aayog Member (Well being) Dr V K Paul stated the world is witnessing third wave and now we have to make efforts to make sure that India does not undergo the identical.
“The world is witnessing third wave. We have to affix arms to make sure that third wave does not hit India. PM right this moment clearly stated that we must always concentrate on retaining third wave at bay, as a substitute of discussing when it might are available India,” he stated.

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