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.
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.
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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