Corona outbreak may increase in India in January, next 40 days are important
The Government of India has issued an alert amidst rapidly increasing cases of corona in many countries of the world including China and South Korea. The government has asked the states and union territories to be prepared to deal with any eventuality.
The Union Health Ministry, while alerting the states and union territories, has said that corona cases may increase in India in mid-January. After analyzing the past trend of Corona, it is believed that the next 40 days may be important. According to media reports, a situation of another wave of corona may arise in the country during this period. Speaking to a news agency, an official has said that "it has been observed that a new wave of COVID-19 arrives in India about 30-35 days after it arrives in East Asia."
At the same time, since December 24, passengers of 498 international flights have been tested for corona, in which a total of 41 passengers have been found to be Covid positive. Samples of all these passengers have been sent for genome sequencing. The coming of foreign travellers who are Covid positive can be a cause of concern for the government.
Health Ministry sources have said that the severity of infection in Omicron's sub-variant BF.7 is less. If the next wave of corona comes to India, then the number of deaths and hospitalization will be very less.
Most experts agree that the Omicron sub-variant BF.7 may not create havoc in India. Virologist Gagandeep Kang has said that Omicron's sub-variant BF.7 corona is unlikely to increase in India due to hybrid immunity. The reasoning behind this is that a good hybrid immunity has been formed among the Indian people against the Omicron variant of Corona. Therefore, the sub-variant of Omicron will not have much effect on the Indian people.
Professor Manindra Manindra Agarwal of IIT Kanpur says that the sub-variant of Omicron in India cannot cause danger. I don't see any concern for India because of the BF.7 variant. Although one of these variants can cause a small wave, it is highly unlikely that a Covid-19 spike will occur.