india lockdown news: Covid Outbreak: According to experts, India doesn’t need to ban international flights or impose lockdown


Experts say India’s current Covid situation does not warrant restricting international flights or imposing a lockdown. However, experts say there is a need for increased vigilance and vigilance given the rise in cases in some countries.

Even a new case of severe Covid and hospitalization is unlikely because Indians have “hybrid immunity”, that is, natural immunity due to vaccine-enhanced infection.

Dr. Randeep Guleria, former director of AIIMS, stated that the number of Covids has not increased, and India is now in a comfortable position. There is currently no need to restrict or block international flights. According to previous experience, banning flights is not effective in preventing the spread of infection. The data also suggests that the Omicron sub-variant BF.7, which is driving the rise in China, has already been found in our country.

Dr. Guleria said that no new outbreak of severe Covid cases and hospitalizations is likely because the Indian population already has hybrid immunity due to very good vaccine coverage and natural infection.

Dr Neeraj Gupta, professor of pulmonary department, said that despite the rise in cases of COVID-19 in China and other nations, given the current situation in India, a lockdown-like situation is not expected anytime soon. Adequate anti-Covid behavior needs to be strengthened as calm has been established due to the low number of positive Covid cases. Looking at the global scene, he said we cannot be complacent, especially since the pandemic is far from over.

He also noted that China is currently weaker than other countries, likely due to low natural immunity, a poor vaccination strategy that prioritized the young and healthy over the elderly and vulnerable, as well as lower vaccine effectiveness. Because of the nation’s strict lockdown mechanism, their population may also be less resilient and more vulnerable, he said.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q1. What are the active covid cases in India?

According to the Union Health Ministry, the number of coronavirus infections in India increased by 201 to 4.46 million, while the number of active cases rose to 3,397 on Saturday.

Q2. What is the new variant of Corona?

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