Some scientists said a warning from the Scientists Forum about a new type of COVID-19 spreading across India has been ignored amid a wave of cases. To Reuters.
Forum, Indian Genetics Federation genaamd SARS-CoV-2 (INSACOG), Health officials warned of a more contagious type of virus called B.771 in early March that cases could recur.
ISACOG member Ajay Parida told Reuters that the committee was aware of the variant in early February.
ISACOG was established in late December by a senior official who reports directly to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to Reuters.
Despite the warning, the government did not demand significant restrictions to stop the spread, but it did allow large crowds to attend religious festivals and political gatherings.
Indian government Formal speech A warning against the alternative will follow on March 24th. She said samples from Maharashtra found an increase in the number of two specific mutations.
But Reuters pointed out that the statement ruled out that mutations are a “major concern”, a phrase included in the original draft of the statement.
It was not clear if Modi was aware of INSACOG’s findings or viewed the draft statement. His office did not respond to Reuters’ requests for comment.
India is now facing an increase in coronavirus infections. The nation set a stark record, reaching 400,000 new infections with the Coronavirus on Saturday, that is, more than 300,000 infections ten consecutive days later.
Amidst the boom, India opened up vaccinations All adults Bee. Saturday.
India became the fourth country to surpass more than 200,000 coronavirus deaths on Thursday. The only other countries to reach this dismal milestone are Mexico, Brazil, and the United States.
The United States has sent supplies to India, including testing and vaccination equipment, as well as oxygen supplies. It will be banned Most travel From May 4th from India.
Meanwhile, the outbreak in India has spread across the border into Nepal, where hospitals are located No more family.