IndiaRising cases Coronavirus mini wave may start in India Warns WHO Scientist

Rising cases Coronavirus mini wave may start in India Warns WHO Scientist

Regarding this, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that this could be the beginning of a small wave.

For the last few days, there has been a jump in the daily cases of corona infection in the country. Cases are increasing rapidly in Maharashtra and Kerala.

Regarding this, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that this could be the beginning of a small wave.

On this occasion, he has advised to take all necessary steps to prevent the epidemic and to keep an eye on the variants of the virus.

Two new sub-variants of Omicron are spreading their legs

Omicron’s two new sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5 are making their presence felt in the country since last few days.

Talking to The Indian Express about this, Dr. Swaminathan said that these variants are more contagious than the initial BA.1 variant of Omicron and it is also happening that the immunity from the vaccine is decreasing in people. There is a possibility that there may be a small wave every four-six months.

“Actual cases may be more than the cases being registered”

Dr Swaminath said that now people are doing tests at homes as well, so the actual number of cases may be more than the cases being reported.

“We have to keep a watch on the patients getting admitted in the hospital and ensure that the booster dose is given to the high-risk group above 60 years of age,” he said.

Along with this, he also mentioned the fifth wave caused by new sub-variants in Africa.

Small wave came in South Africa

The WHO chief scientist said that the fifth wave was caused by Omicron’s sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5 in South Africa recently, but it was a smaller wave. After increasing for four consecutive weeks here, new cases started declining.

What are other experts saying?

Sanjay Pujari, technical expert of the Corona Task Force of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), said that cases have increased in some places now. In such a situation, it will be difficult to call it a wave across the country, but this increase needs to be monitored. For example , in the US , cases had increased in the last four to six weeks, but in the last two days, there is a decline here.

Other experts are also advising to keep an eye on the situation.

What is the situation globally?

Talking about the whole world, new cases of corona and deaths due to it are decreasing.

According to the WHO report, in the week from May 30 to June 5, more than 3 million cases were registered worldwide, which is 12 percent less than the previous week. Similarly, there was a 22 percent drop in weekly deaths and 7,600 deaths were recorded.


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WHO appeals to be cautious

Amidst the visible decline in new cases and deaths, the WHO has appealed to be cautious.

On June 8, organization chief Dr Tedros said more than 7,000 people had died in the past week. A new and dangerous variant can knock at any time and still a large number of people are not vaccinated. The pandemic is not over yet. It will continue to be said till its end.

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