COVID-19 Third Wave: NIDM Warns PMO Of A Potential Third Wave In October

COVID-19 third wave threat has resurged. The NIDM's report cited the Reuters' viewpoint overview of 40 specialists has anticipated that the COVID-19 third wave is likely going to hit the country between July 15 and October 13, 2021. 

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Aug 23, 2021 13:51 IST
COVID-19 Third Wave: NIDM Warns PMO Of A Potential Third Wave In October
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The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), under the Ministry of Home Affairs, has cautioned of a third COVID-19 wave peak in October in its new report to the Prime Minister's Office as per ANI. 

The NIDM's report cited the Reuters' viewpoint overview of 40 specialists anticipated that the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is probably going to hit India between July 15 and October 13, 2021. 

When asked whether COVID-19 Third wave will be caused by Delta Variant, NIDM said "the Delta-Plus variant was formed because of the change in the B.1.617.2 (Delta variant) that drove the deadly second wave in India. This new variant was found in the Beta variant (first identified in South Africa). 

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"However there isn't sufficient proof as of now to assign the Delta Plus variant as more hazardous than Delta, as per NCDC, as of August 2, 2021, this variant has been distinguished in 70 cases across 16 states from the 58,240 samples that have been sequenced so far in India," the report stated.  

Underlining the impact of the potential COVID-19 third wave on kids, the report said the Indian Academy of Pediatrics found that there is no biological proof that the current and the new Delta Plus variant will influence kids more than grown-ups. 

The report additionally said that Lancet COVID-19 Commission India Task Force presumed that there is no current proof that an expected coronavirus third wave will target kids explicitly. 

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