Covid-19-With, the festival season is beginning with a muted Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a high-level meeting to take stock of the present Covid-19 situation. The status of vaccination. Amid the threats and apprehension of a third pandemic wave, India has achieved landmark vaccination exceeding 72.37 crore people. The Covid situation is also under control, with the weekly positivity rate coming to 2.31 per cent. According to health ministry data, more than half of India’s adult population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 18 per cent have received both doses.
Kerala continues to face a maximum number of covid-19 cases.
Kerala and Maharashtra continue to add the maximum number of daily Covid-19 cases. At least 35 districts in India still reporting a weekly Covid positivity rate of over 10 per cent. More than 30 districts are between five and 10 per cent, health ministry data revealed. Mass gathering and travel are discouraged even after vaccination. People are at risk of contracting the infection since the vaccine is not preventive. Ahead of the festive season, the health ministry on Thursday said celebrations have to be low key. “This will give us an opportunity to celebrate festivals in a bigger way next year,”. Dr Balram Bhargava, director-general of the Indian Council of Medical Research, said.
These vaccines are disease-modifying and not disease-preventing. So, breakthrough infections will occur even after vaccination. That is why we recommend continued use of masks and following Covid-appropriate behaviour. It is essential to continue using masks even after vaccination,” Dr Bhargava said. However, India will soon witness a drastic spike in the Covid-19 case, leading to the third wave. The only option to curb the spike of daily cases is to impose a night curfew in the Metro cities.