Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The health secretary warned against the festive season, saying the second wave was not over

New Delhi: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has warned people about the upcoming festival. Bhushan said on Thursday that the second wave of corona in the country was not over. Before the start of the festive season, the Union Health Ministry on Thursday again warned people not to be careless.

Speaking at a press conference on Covid-1 on, Bhushan said that people should follow all the proper guidelines of Covid from maintaining social and physical distance to wearing masks.

He said that till August 2021, there have been more than 100 cases of covid daily in districts across the country. Similar data was received from 58 and 108 districts in July and June this year, respectively.

He warned the people against the upcoming festival season starting from Friday through Ganesh Chaturthi and urged them to avoid public gatherings.

“We all know the kind of effects it can have on everyday coronaviruses,” he said. People’s markets and social gatherings should be avoided and all COVID-19 guidelines should be followed seriously.

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Praising the vaccination drive across India, the Health Secretary called on the people to get vaccinated soon.

Bhushan added that vaccination is increasing rapidly in the country. In May, where an average of 2 million people were vaccinated every day, the number rose to 1 million in September. We vaccinated more in the first days of September than in the days of May. Millions of doses have been given in the last 2 hours. We need to speed up vaccination before the festival. Hopefully it will gain momentum soon.

As of Wednesday, more than 71.65 crore vaccines have been administered across the country.

Talking about the Daily Kovid case, he said that about 68 per cent of the total Kovid cases have been reported from Kerala in the last seven days.

In the last two hours, Kerala alone recorded 322,000 cases out of 43,23 cases reported from all over India. Maharashtra is currently the second most affected state in the country with five times fewer cases per day than in the south.

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The health secretary warned against the festive season, saying the second wave was not over
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