Coronavirus Third Wave To Hit India In October Check Preventive Measures

20 Jun, 2021 12:09 IST|Sakshi Post

India witnessed the second wave of COVID-19. Most of the experts are predicting that the third wave of coronavirus is likely to hit the country by October. The government of India is taking all the measures to control the spread of coronavirus. According to a Reuters poll of medical experts, coronavirus pandemic is going to remain a public health threat for at least another year. Most of the people in India are getting vaccinated and this may reduce the outbreak. Some of the researchers are predicting that coronavirus is likely to hit as early as August. 

Dr. Randeep Guleria, director at All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said that, "It will be more controlled, as cases will be much less because more vaccinations would have been rolled out and there would be some degree of natural immunity from the second-wave."

He said that if COVID-appropriate behaviour is not followed, the third wave can happen in the next six to eight weeks. He urged everyone to follow precautions such as wearing masks and social distancing. Guleria added that, "We need to work hard to prevent another large wave till vaccination kicks in." Till now, only 5% of its estimated 950 million eligible population. 

Robert Gallo, director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland and international scientific advisor, Global Virus Network said that, "COVID-19 is a solvable problem, as obviously it was easy to get a solvable vaccine. In two years, India likely will develop herd immunity through vaccine and exposure of the disease."

Here are some of the precautions to be followed.

  • Wash hands frequently with soap.
  • Don't miss wearing a mask and use a hand sanitizer all the time.
  • Avoid touching face or mask frequently.
  • Maintain social distancing.
  • Cover the mouth with a handkerchief while coughing.
  • Don't step out, if your health is weak.
  • Avoid smoking and stay away from other lung weakening activities.
  • Don't go out of the house unnecessarily.
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