As the festive season is round the corner with winter approaching, the NITI Aayog on Tuesday warned that the second peak of Covid-19 is impending over the country.
Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog on Tuesday during a press briefing said that India will see another storm of Covid-19 cases.He said there is a stabilization in the impact of COVID-19 in the country, but we have to be more careful in our hygiene practices as it is a respiratory virus and most respiratory viruses escalate during winter, said Dr VK Paul.Futther he added, “But we have to be prepared and strictly follow Covid preventive measures. In European countries, the second peak is seen, so we have to be extra cautious. This is also a festive season. There are gatherings. And it is a favourable condition for the virus to create super spreader events.”
“The tendency of a respiratory virus is that it thrives during winters. Since SARS-Cov-2 is a respiratory virus, we assume that its infectiousness will increase during winters. The study of pandemics of the Influenza virus reveals that the cases were increased during winter phases, more than the earlier phases,” he explained.
“We don’t have to create such a situation which is not in our benefit. We have to follow this Jan Andolan for Covid precautionary measures,” he said.