Now, infected person can infect a larger number of people: AIIMS Director
Covid situation in India: Amid the second wave of coronavirus in India, the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Guleria on Monday said that people not adhering to COVID-appropriate behaviour could be the primary reasons behind the surge.
He said that the circulation of highly infectious strains of SARS-COV-2 and not adhering to COVID-appropriate behaviour could be the reasons behind the surge in coronavirus cases in India.
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Even as AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria also warned that if the Covid situation in India does not reverse, then the infection rate will eventually cause a huge strain on the country's healthcare system.
Also, he sought stricter enforcement of COVID-appropriate behaviour by the administration and authorities.
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When cases started to decrease at around February, people became lax towards following COVID-appropriate behaviour, he said.
Adding, he said that people were taking the disease lightly as marketplaces, restaurants and shopping malls were crowded. There all are super-spreader events, Guleria said.
Earlier, one sick person was able to infect around 30 per cent of their contacts while this time an infected person can infect a larger number of people, he said.
He said the entire humanity is going through a difficult time amid the second wave of coronavirus in India.
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