Weddings, Local Body Election And Farmers Protest Responsible for Surge in COVID-19 Cases in India: Union Health Minister

The COVID-19 infection situation in the country is getting uncontrollable. This has also increased the restlessness of the central government. Union Health Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan held a discussion with health ministers of 11 states on Tuesday evening. He said that there are many reasons for the surge in COVID cases in the country. The minister said marriages, local body elections, farmers’ protests may be responsible for the sudden rise in cases of corona infection.

Meanwhile, on April 8, Prime Minister Modi will discuss the situation with the Chief Ministers of the country. However, before this, the strategists are trying to find ways to control this wave of COVID. Dr. VK Paul, member of NITI Aayog and chairman of COVID-19 Task Force, remains significantly busy these days. Same is the case of the officials at the Union Health Ministry.

Infection recovery rate 92.38 percent

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan held discussions with Health Ministers of about 11 states. This included Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh. In the meeting, the Union Health Minister said that despite increasing cases of corona, the recovery rate of infection in our country is 92.38 percent.

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Meanwhile, the death rate in the country is 1.30 percent. He further said that in the most affected states, the rate of corona infects in Chhattisgarh is 20 percent. And it is also growing at a rapid rate of eight percent. There has been an increase of more than ten times in cases in Chhattisgarh. On the other hand, genome sequencing has revealed that 80 percent of infected people in Punjab have the UK variant.

He further said that it has come to our notice that there can be many reasons such as grand marriages, local body elections, farmers’ agitation in the last days of sudden sharp increase in Corona cases.

Meanwhile, the central government has dispatched 50 high-level health teams in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Punjab for control and prevention measures on COVID. These central teams will be deployed in 30 districts of Maharashtra, 11 in Chhattisgarh and nine in Punjab.