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Covid third wave: Govt ready to handle 5 lakh cases per day

By Naveen Bharat Editorial

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 35 PSA oxygen plants set up in various hospitals in different states, and the government said it is preparing to deal with 4.5 to 5 lakh Covid cases per day as forecast for a possible third wave. Is.

Officials, however, also clarified that there is no evidence or projection available to suggest that the situation could be so bad, and issued a stern warning for the next three months which will have several festivals. During the second peak of the Covid19 pandemic in India, around 4.14 lakh cases were reported in a day before the country started to decline rapidly.

“We do not have a straight-forward formula to peak this time after reaching 71 per cent vaccination with the first dose and a certain level of natural infection. But the government is preparing for an increase of 4.5 to 5 lakh cases per day,” VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog said at the Union Health Ministry briefing on Thursday. The second wave of the pandemic that caught the country unintentionally in April-May.

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