Covid cases in India to witness a spike in January, severe symptoms unlikely: Centre
The cases of coronavirus, in India, may see a steep increase in January but are not likely to result in serious symptoms or death.
It is concerning that China reversed its position on travel restrictions at a time when it was dealing with a sharp increase in infections since it could increase the number of cases in India.
The sources claimed that during the previous increases, a fresh wave of Covid-19 affected people in East Asia 30–35 days before it reached India. According to the sources, Covid-19 cases peaked in China around 10 days ago, and there is currently an increasing trend in the US and several of the pacific island countries.
Due to two factors, China has been severely affected by the current wave. First, their population has little exposure to infectious diseases that arise naturally. Second, they have low immunisation rates, which may indicate that the vaccines are ineffective. Natural infection rates are very high in India, where the majority of people have received all available vaccinations.
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A number of renowned medical professionals have also cautioned against panic and worry over a potential increase in Covid-19 instances in the nation, stating that even if it did occur, a spike in cases was unlikely to lead to an increase in hospital admissions or fatalities.
A major increase in border crossings is feared to occur as a result of Chinese officials eliminating travel restrictions. Despite the fact that India still doesn’t have a regular flight schedule with China, there are flights from Hong Kong.
Non-tourist travel is now permitted between Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland. Therefore, individuals from the Chinese mainland who may be carriers of the new strain can travel to India via Hong Kong.
A total ban on flights between Hong Kong and India was improbable and that the emphasis was more on strengthening screening procedures. India may make uploading an RT-PCR negative report a requirement for travellers from high-risk countries.
The mask requirement, according to health ministry officials, is also not likely to be reinstated. An official stated that administration was not going to levy any fines or require masks.
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