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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

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  • If Covid norms are thrown to wind, there is a possibility of the third wave
  • People should not get complacent
  • People should be completely alert about Covid appropriate behaviour to keep the pandemic in check

Keeping in mind the possibilities of a third wave of Covid-19 pandemic, the Director of Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) Dr. CBK Mohanty on Friday cautioned people of Odisha not to get complacent with the momentary reduction in the infection figures.

“In most parts of the State, Covid-19 restrictions have been eased. But people should not get complacent. They should adhere to the Covid guidelines strictly to keep the pandemic under control,” said Mohanty.

“If Covid norms are thrown to wind, there is a possibility of the third wave. People should be completely aware and alert about Covid appropriate behaviour to keep the pandemic in check,” said Mohanty assuming that the number of cases will dip further in July.

Though there was not a significant dip in the number of cases in June, it is expected that things will be under control in July, he said.

“Transmission of Delta Plus variant is not so high in the State. Only 200 to 400 cases of Delta Plus variants have been identified in various countries across the world. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised not to be scared about the variant,” he informed.
 

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