The government of India said that the third wave of coronavirus pandemic was “inevitable”, although a time-frame for it could not be predicted.
“Phase three is inevitable given the higher levels of circulating virus, but it is not clear on what time-scale this phase three will occur. We should be prepared for new waves,” said K Vijay Raghavan, the principal scientific advisor to the Centre.
In a press briefing by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday, officials said the long Covid-19 wave of such “ferocity” that the country was experiencing currently “was not predicted”.
Twelve states, including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, and Uttar Pradesh, have more than 1 lakh active Covid-19 cases, the government said.
Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Rajasthan, and Bihar are among the states that show an increasing trend on a daily basis.