onsdag 23. mars 2022

Covid-19: Should India be bracing for a fourth wave?

There's a fresh surge in Covid cases around the world - infections are rising in the UK and parts of Europe. China and Hong Kong are seeing their largest spike in cases in more than two years. With more than 40 million confirmed cases, India has the world's second biggest caseload, behind US. More than half a million deaths have been officially recorded - the third largest toll in the world.

Is there reason to believe the country should prepare for a fourth wave? The good news is that daily new cases have fallen to their lowest in nearly two years. The Omicron variant - which carries more than 50 genetic mutations and is now causing a fresh wave of infections in parts of the world - ripped through India in the winter. Cases have now receded.