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Second wave of Covid-19: AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria

Guleria said that pandemic is likely to continue till 2021.

As India’s tally of corona virus cases crossed 4 million, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Guleria asserted that the daily cases will continue to rise for some more months since the country is witnessing a second wave of Covid-19 in some of the regions.

With 40,06,162 total cases and 68,472 deaths, India is one of the worst-affected countries by corona virus. The five states — Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh — accounted for over 62 percent of the active cases in the country.

Guleria said that pandemic is likely to continue till 2021. We can’t say that the pandemic will not spill over to 2021 but what we can say is the curve will be play down instead of rising very steeply. We should be able to say the corona virus pandemic is ending early next year, Dr Guleria said.

On being asked when COVID-19 vaccine will be developed, he said that if everything goes well, it will be ready by the end of this year.

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