Following Dussehra and Durga Puja, some states have seen an increase in COVID-19 cases. COVID-19 instances in West Bengal increased for the third day in a row on Friday, with 846 more persons testing positive for the disease.
In light of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Union Health Ministry earlier this month urged citizens to exercise caution during the months of October, November, and December. “We must be vigilant in the months of October, November, and December,” stated Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary of the Union Health Ministry.
He also emphasised that the celebrations should be viewed digitally and that COVID-19 acceptable behaviour should be observed when seeing family and friends.
New versions might still be a problem. “Any new variety that spreads considerably more quickly, especially among those who have been vaccinated or have previously been infected, could lead to fresh outbreaks,” specialists said.
However, the country will never see another wave on the scale of April-June 2021, although transmission may increase during festival season, according to specialists.
“A significant third wave is unlikely unless a new variation appears that evades existing immunity and spreads faster,” Jameel said, “but minor localised increases can be predicted after Diwali, just as there were in West Bengal after Durga Puja.”