Following a sharp fall in the daily infection rate, Covid instances in India, particularly in the National Capital Region (NCR), have displayed an upward trend, with the number of cases increasing on a daily basis, leading us to question if the fourth wave of Covid-19 is just around the horizon.
An increase in the percentage of coronavirus positive in Gurugram has occurred amid fears of a new wave, according to a recent study. The rate has increased and now stands at 8.5 percent.
According to a health alert issued by the Haryana health department on Wednesday, out of the 179 total Covid-19 instances registered across the state on Wednesday, 146 were reported in Gurugram alone.
What do the experts have to say on covid?
This upsurge, according to experts who have repeatedly warned against relaxing one’s guard, is the result of the relaxation of all Covid-related norms, particularly those pertaining to masks.
According to immunologist Satyajit Rath, pretending that the epidemic was no longer the government’s responsibility and that it was only the responsibility of individuals was a “mistake.”
In an interview with PTI, Rath, a researcher at Delhi’s National Institute of Immunology (NII), said that repeatedly employing ‘law-and-order’-style policies, such as all limitations, is a mistake. If these laws are enforced broadly and for a lengthy period of time, this is especially true.
In March, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that the lifting of Covid restrictions and spreading of false information that the pandemic was over, as well as the lifting of mask mandates and the ending of physical distancing, were all contributing factors to the increase in cases around the world.
Is Delhi on the verge of seeing a fourth wave?
Out of all the cities in the National Capital Region, Delhi has experienced the greatest increase in daily cases, with infections increasing by nearly 50% on Wednesday alone.
On Thursday, the city of Delhi reported 325 new Covid-19 cases with a positivity rate of 2.39 percent, prompting the city government to issue a new advisory to schools after a small number of pupils tested positive for the illness.