Metro rail services, inter-district buses, and passenger trains resume as India’s coronavirus infections has surged past 4.2 million only to overtake Brazil to become the country with the second-highest number of cases. With a daily record of 91,723 new cases, and an overall record of 72,843 death, 33,24,060 recovers, and 42,84,103 total cases, India has the fastest-growing caseload. India is gearing up to become the first worst-affected country in the world while people are getting back to normal.
The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has emerged at a time when India is almost fully unlocked from coronavirus restrictions. The cases are likely to rise further. There is significance in the wake of a fresh sharp jump in confirmed cases of Covid-19 from states such as Maharashtra, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, and Odisha, among others. The second wave is likely to hit most parts of India and there is a question of whether the healthcare system of the country is ready to deal with the situation.
With all this going around, WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said the world must be better prepared for the next pandemic, as he called on the countries to invest in public health. “This will not be the last pandemic… But when the next pandemic comes, the world must be ready, more ready than this time”, He said during a media briefing.