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3rd wave of Covid-19 likely to peak in October: Matter of concern for children, warns MHA

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As the threat of the third wave of Covid-19 increases, a committee created by the Union Home Ministry made its statement saying the 3rd wave of the deadly disease, may reach in the month of October.

“National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), has warned of a third #COVID19 wave peak in October in its recent report to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO),” the tweet read from the news agency ANI.

Discussion on the issue in the report submitted to Prime Minister’s Office

wave of Covid-19

The report has been submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) where the committee discussed the immediate requirements of pediatric facilities that includes staff, doctors, and necessary equipment like ventilators and instant providence of ambulance services if the children get infected by the disease at a large number, reported by Hindustan Times.

Also Read: Why didn’t historical plagues like Polio and Smallpox mutate into different strains like COVID-19?

About the report by NIDM

‘The Reuters’ opinion survey of 40 experts that predicted about the third wave of the deadly virus, which is likely to hit India between July 15 and October 13, 2021, has been quoted by the NIDM in their report to the Prime Minister’s Office.

NIDM made another statement saying, “The Delta-Plus variant formed due to the mutation in the B.1.617.2 (Delta variant) that drove the fatal second surge in India. This new variant of concern is a sub-lineage of the Delta variant that has acquired a spike protein mutation ‘K417N’ which is also found in the Beta variant (first detected in South Africa).”

“Though there is not enough evidence as of now to designate the Delta Plus variant as more dangerous than Delta, according to NCDC, as of August 2, 2021, this variant has been detected in 70 cases across 16 states from the 58,240 samples that have been sequenced so far in India,” it said.

Directors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) ask people to follow the Covid 19 norms

The Directors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) across India have also requested the people to strictly follow Covid norms to avoid any kind of situation that puts their lives in danger and causes trouble to everyone in the country. 

Single-day strike of covid-19

However, India witnessed a single-day strike of 25,072 new corona cases and daily fatalities of 389 cases. The tally of COVID-19 cases has increased with this, crossing 3,24,49,306, while the death toll reached 4,34,756 with daily 389 fatalities, as per the statement given by the Union Health Ministry data.

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