Covid-19 India: The central government said on Thursday that the months of September and October will be important in epidemic management. The Center cautioned that festivals should be celebrated as per the COVID-19 appropriate behaviour. Addressing a press conference, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan emphasized that the country is still in the midst of a second wave.
Use of mask is necessary even after vaccination
ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said that vaccines reduce the disease, not stop it. Therefore, it is very important that the use of masks is continued even after vaccination. Bhushan said that in our country we are still present in the midst of the second wave of COVID-19. The second wave is not over yet. And so we have to continue to follow all the necessary precautions, especially considering the experience that after every festival there is an increase in cases.
Bhargava further said that the coming months of September and October are important for us as we will celebrate some festivals. Hence festivals have to be celebrated with covid appropriate behavior. The government said that in 41 districts in India, the weekly positivity rate of COVID-19 has been more than 10 percent.
According to the government, 58.4 percent of the total corona cases last week came from Kerala. He said that Kerala is the only state where there are more than 1 lakh active cases. While there are 10,000 to 1 lakh active cases in four states. And there are less than 10,000 active cases in 31 states.
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The government said that so far more than 400 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan and some of them have tested positive for COVID-19. The infected people have been isolated and their treatment is going on.
46,164 cases of corona virus infection have been reported in a day, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in India to 3,25,58,530, while active cases have increased to 3,33,725.