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Future Covid-19 Waves Maybe Less Severe than Second Wave: AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria

AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Guleria has reportedly said that the country will possibly see the Covid-19’s third wave in September-October. He added that the probable waves of Covid could be less intense than the second wave. Dr Guleria’s statement is based on the fourth national Covid sero survey by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) found that two-thirds of the population of India above 6 years to possess SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, besides the on-going large scale national vaccination drive.

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AIIMS Director said that there is a possibility of the Covid-19’s third wave striking India in September-October as states have embarked on a gradual Covid unlocking process and people not strictly adhering to the Covid-19 Appropriate Behaviour. He added that ICMR’s projection that the third wave of the Covid-19 may strike the country by August end is not inevitable.

 

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