India was witnessing Covid second wave since April 2021. Opening tourist destinations and allowing pilgrimage could act as spreaders of the disease and caused the graph to slightly go upward. With curbs and restrictions around the country, the second wave did not go at its peak as expected.
But experts worry that the third wave of infections is not far off as travel restrictions are eased in various parts of the n country.
Indian Medical Association, India’s top doctor’s body, appealed to state governments and citizens to not lower their guard against COVID-19, saying a third wave was inevitable.
The comments from the IMA echoed those from senior government officials, who have urged citizens to avoid crowding at tourist places and cautioned that the second coronavirus wave is not yet over.
The country has reported a COVID-19 death toll of over 408,000, the third-highest in the world.
The pace of India’s vaccination drive has also slowed down, with roughly 8% of the 950 million eligible adult population fully vaccinated.