As the country is reeling under the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said that a “mini lockdown” is needed in the country to contain the rapid spread of the virus. The COVID situation in the country is worrisome and people are being negligent regarding the spread of the virus.
Dr Guleria said that the virus is rapidly spreading because of people’s callousness and because of o social distancing. Children are also getting infected, however, their immunity is stronger than that of adults.
For complete vaccination, there is a requirement of 200 crore doses in the country.
People need to maintain a distance of 6 feet even after getting inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine and should wear masks at all times. There is a growing need for containment zones.
India’s fresh surge of COVID-19 cases climbed to 81,466, which is the highest single-day rise in this year.
As many as 469 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, data from the union health ministry said on Friday.
With these additional cases, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country reached 1,23,03,131.
With 469 new deaths, the death toll in India has gone up to 1,63,396. There are 6,14,696 active cases in the nation as of now.
Furthermore, 50,356 people were discharged after recovery on Thursday, taking the nationwide recovery tally to 1,15,25,039.
Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, a total of 6,87,89,138 people have been vaccinated across the country till now. From Thursday, the government started vaccinating all people above 45 years.
India started its vaccination drive on January 16 with priority given to all healthcare and frontline workers in the first phase. The second phase started on March 1 where doses were administered to people above the age of 60 and those between 45 and 59 years with specific comorbidities.
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