CORONAVIRUS: The government says people are not taking the third wave warning seriously, treating it like a forecast update

”The world is experiencing the third wave. In order to prevent India from being hit by the third wave, we have to work together. The Prime Minister said today there was no point in discussing when the third wave would hit India. There is a need to keep it at bay instead. The number of new infectious disease cases reported by India over the past 24 hours was 31,483. In the past 118 days, there have been fewer new cases. According to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, the death toll in India rose by 2,020 in the last 24 hours to 4,10,784.

The union health ministry expressed concern over the violation of covid-19 standards on Tuesday, saying that people are treating third-wave warnings like a forecast update. A press briefing held by LAV Agarwal, joint secretary, the health ministry on July 18 revealed that approximately 73.4 percent of the new cases of covid-19 reported in July were from Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

A central team has been sent to 11 states and union territories, including Maharashtra, and Assam amid a rise in cases. He explained that when people discuss the third wave, they take it as a forecast update and do not understand its seriousness or the responsibilities associated with it.

In some states, a further increase in cases is occurring, such as in Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh. In other states, where cases are declining, the situation is still being observed in the form of a plateau. There have been repeated warnings about the imminent third wave of the pandemic, but travelers to hill destinations have not heeded these warnings. Earlier this week, a video from the KEMPTY Falls in Uttarakhand showed tourists not wearing masks and standing dangerously close to one another. There are several other images online that show tourists violating covid-19 safety norms.

It was announced on Monday that the Indian Medical Association had written to the central and state governments to warn them that the third wave of Coronavirus was inevitable and imminent. It was recommended that “tourist bonanzas, pilgrimages, and religious” wait until at least three more months, and that people follow the covid-19 protocols during this period.

In his meeting with the chief ministers of North eastern states, Modi expressed concern about people not wearing masks and crowding hill stations and markets

The world is experiencing the third wave right now, said NITI Aayog member Dr. VK Paul, and India must take measures to ensure that it doesn’t experience the same.  

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