According to the preliminary assessments by the Union government, the superspreader events such as weddings are the cause for the resurgence of coronavirus in India.
The assessments also found people becoming less careful in the recent months when the coronavirus cases in India started to decline.
On Friday, India recorded more than 40,000 cases, the highest since late November while the country reported 40,953 new cases on Saturday.
Dr VK Paul, member (health), Niti Aayog, stated that it looks like people have become lax in their behaviour. He added that people must understand that there was a still large section of the population that is vulnerable, especially in villages.
We must not lower our guard at this stage, and should avoid mass gatherings as it can become superspreading events including weddings, keeping in mind the resurgence of coronavirus in India, he said.
Furthermore, he stated that the state authorities in Punjab reported that they found at least 30 super-spreader instances, where more than 10 cases appeared from a single event.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced major curbs including restrictions on gatherings and night curfew in 11 districts.
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