Indian PM warns against covid overcrowding at tourist sites and calls for faster vaccinations against the virus.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has warned against overcrowding at tourist sites and has called for faster vaccinations against the coronavirus even as official figures indicated a slower spread of new infections.
IMA said about COVID:-
The country’s top doctors’ body, the Indian Medical Association (IMA), said on Monday it feared gathering of tourists and pilgrims could become “super-spreader events” that fuel a deadly third wave of infections and it warned against complacency.
India’s coronavirus caseload of 30.91 million infections is the world’s second-highest behind the United States.
Its official tally of deaths is 410,784, many of them coming in a brutal second wave of infections in April and May when people died outside hospitals as they waited for beds and bodies were washing up on the banks of the holy Ganges river.
On Tuesday, authorities reported 32,906 new cases – the lowest daily tally since mid-March – compared with some 400,000 a day at the height of the second wave.
India reported 2,020 new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday but that tally included a backlog of hundreds of previously unreported fatalities in the central state Madhya Pradesh, according to the health ministry data.