Indian officials ignored their own panel of scientific advisors in March warning that a new strain of coronovirus was spreading rapidly across the country.
The government did not step in to impose sanctions, and allowed millions, mostly people, to participate in crowded religious festivals, protests and political rallies, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and opposition parties Were held by politicians. Reuters reported.
Now India is facing new infections, forcing overpacked hospitals to close their gates as millions of people scramble for treatment and torture the victims of COVID-19. There is even a belled mass vaccination campaign in which states have increased the infection rate by dropping out of shots. More than 400,000 cases in one day And the top 3,500 deaths per day.
A warning about the new version, which was revealed in February, was issued by the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genetics Consortium. According to Reuters, it was awarded to the country’s Ministry of Health and a top official, who report directly to the Prime Minister. The news agency could not confirm whether it was passed to Modi himself. His office did not respond to a request for comment.
When the country’s Ministry of Health made the discovery of the new version public, it did not express high concern, but said the stress would be countered with already ongoing testing and quarantine measures. No steps were taken to prevent large celebrations or implement measures for lockdown. Between 1 March and 1 April, the new infections collapsed.
Sujit Kumar Singh, director of the National Center for Disease Control, said that to curb mortality, it has been stated very clearly that unless drastic steps are taken, it will be too late for us to curb mortality. 18 April Modi argued against the lockdown two days later, urging states to avoid causing damage to the economy.
The Indian version has now reached at least 17 countries including Britain, Switzerland and Iran. The US will start restricting travel to India from Tuesday.