The Covid-19 XE version, first discovered in the UK, has shown traces in India. This variant came at a time when several countries were easing Covid-19 restrictions due to a reduction in the number of cases. But the picture changed in a week. In recent developments, India has experienced a big jump of almost 90 per cent with 2,183 new cases of infections on Sunday, according to reports citing data from the Ministry of Health. And this raises concerns about a likely new wave. In the midst of this chaos, the question arises here – was the decision to lift the Covid-19 restriction safe?
In the field of vaccination, India has successfully vaccinated 61 percent of the population and 72.2 percent of people with at least one dose. In addition, the recovery dose drive is in full swing. As of March 19, India has reported less than 2,000 cases per day. Due to the reduction in the number of cases, several Indian countries, such as Delhi, Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh, have eliminated almost all Covid-19 limits. Now, however, the restrictions are being enforced again.
What the World Health Organization (WHO) says about lifting Covid-19 restrictions:
With the increase in Covid-19 cases, the WHO has stressed the importance of vaccinating everyone and continues to follow all guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus.
Read an expert view on removing restrictions and how you can protect yourself from the new version
Dr Rajesh Shetty, an expert for a group of some specialized Covid-19 hospitals in the country, told HealthShots: “Covid-19 has really impacted all of our lives over the last two years. Fortunately, now, after two to three years of struggle, many trials and tribulations, it was as if they were returning to normal. Most countries were slowly eliminating it Covid-19 restrictions… But the question that comes to our minds is, ‘Are we safe now? Are we protecting ourselves from any possibility of infection – be it Covid-19 or something else? Is it better to continue using masks? ”
He adds: “As a health professional, it would be my strong recommendation that at least some of the practices we learned during Covid-19 be continued over the years. Everyone should at least wear a mask. “
According to dr. Shetty, everyone should continue to follow these safeguards.
Although the number of cases is growing and the Covid-19 XE version may be more portable than any previously discovered Covid-19 version, don’t panic. Instead, follow Covid’s proper behavior to stay safe.
Here is a list of guidelines for Covid-19 to follow:
The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has provided these guidelines on appropriate behavior due to Covid-19 disease.
1. Greet people without physical contact in any way, such as a handshake or a hug.
2. 2 gaj ki doori maska hai jaruri! Maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet (2 meters) with people.
3. Wear a mask, either a homemade reusable face wrap or a mask.
4. Avoid unnecessary contact with eyes, nose and mouth.
5. Maintain respiratory hygiene at all costs.
6. Wash your hands often and thoroughly.
7. Regular cleaning and disinfection of surfaces that we frequently touch is essential.
8. Avoid unnecessary travel.
9. Do not spit in an open area.
10. Avoid going to places where there are a lot of people.
In short, we are still not out of the woods. And we all need to work hard to make this pandemic completely under control.