India’s top science adviser has warned the country that it is likely to catch more flu waves, with about 4,000 people die one day.
India’s top scientific adviser K Vijay Raghavan on Wednesday warned that even if the disease is reduced, the country should be prepared for a third wave.
“Phase 3 is inevitable, due to the spread of viruses,” he told reporters.
“But it is not clear when the 3rd phase will take place. We need to prepare for the new waves.”
India on Thursday recorded 412,262 new cases of COVID-19 and 3,980 deaths, while the number of infections in the second world in the world exceeded 21 million and killed 230,168, according to a study by the Ministry of Health.
But medical experts say the figures could be five or ten times higher than offices. The country has added 10 million cases in just over four months, taking more than 10 months to reach the first 10 million.
The prevalence of the disease has been largely due to vaccination due to overcrowding and complications, although India is the largest producer of vaccines.
At least three countries, including Maharashtra, home to Mumbai’s commercial capital, have shown lack of vaccination, closing other injection sites.
Long lines were formed outside two areas west of the city that did not have the vaccine, and some of the waiters asked the police to open their gates first.
The government says the amount of antiretroviral drugs Remdesivir, used to treat COVID-19 patients, has gone to 10.3 million tablets a month, from 3.8 million bottles last month.
But daily testing has dropped to 1.5 million, the Indian Council of Medical Research said, above 1.95 million on Saturday.
Meanwhile, its spread is still widespread.
With hospitals breaking beds and air in response to a second-rate outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a weekly report that India had nearly half of all coronavirus cases reported worldwide last week and a quarter of deaths.
Many people have died in ambulances and car parks waiting for the bed or air, while mortuaries and crematoriums are struggling to cope with the unstable appearances of their bodies.
At night, 11 people have died in a hospital near the southern city of Chennai after being suffocated by gas, the Times of India reported on Thursday.
The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has existed severe criticism with no immediate action to end the second wave, after religious festivals and political rallies have attracted thousands of people in recent weeks and become “very successful”.
Opponents have called for a nationwide closure, but the government does not want to force someone else out of fear of economic instability, even though several countries have followed the law.
In a recent coup d’état in East West Bengal, where voters handed Modi a landslide victory in last week’s elections, they suspended railway operations and reduced working hours at banks and gemstones on its path to disease control.
In the remote Mizoram area on the Myanmar border, beds in his main coronavirus hospital are in dire need so that all those infected with other diseases have been asked to evacuate, said government official Dr ZR Thi Immune.
Only 14 respirators were available.
“In my opinion, a complete closure is necessary for things to happen,” he told Reuters news agency from the state headquarters, Aizawl.
The central bank has asked banks on Wednesday to give more time to other lenders to repay loans, as the crisis threatens to revive the economy.
With the government being blamed for the deaths of patients outside hospitals, oxygen and weapons supplies have been coming in from the United States, France, Britain, Russia and other countries in recent days.
Two “oxygen Express” steam locomotives arrived in the capital, New Delhi, on Wednesday, railway minister Piyush Goyal said on Twitter. More than 25 ships have provided clean air around the country.
The government says the requirements are adequate but the transport crisis has hampered distribution.
The National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday said UK type COVID-19 was the most common in northern India, while a new Indian version called B.1.617 was most common in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat, reports said.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has called on countries to act “urgently” to prevent the “catastrophic damage” across South Asia.
It highlighted the Nepal issue, in which it said “many hospitals are overcrowded” with COVID-19 patients.
With 57 cases more than last month, Nepal sees 44% of tests come back with the virus, it added. Towns near the border with India are failing to cope with the growing number of people seeking treatment, while only 1% of the population has a complete vaccination.