Hyderabad: After Kerala, Telangana is likely to see a second wave of COVID-19 in India, said state government officials. Experts from the state claimed that they are wary of having to face a surge in cases, at least in the form of localised cluster outbreaks given that economic activity has picked up across Telangana..
Despite all of the praises it received, the Kerala government is now combating more cases of COVID-19 cases. Such a situation is expected in Hyderabad, stated senior public health officials in Hyderabad.
With unlock guidelines by the Centre more or less removing restrictions from almost everything, social distancing and stopping the COVID-19 virus seems improbable. Dr. G. Srinivasa Rao, director of the state’s Public Health department, at a recent media interaction warned that cases may increase further in the coming days.
“If we do not continue to take preventive measures, then a surge could happen at any time. A cluster of cases at one or two geographical regions is also a possibility. There is a dire need to avoid mass gatherings, political or religious meetings etc,” he stated.
Dr. Rao warned the general public that the upcoming Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections may also result in an increase in COVID cases. Another senior health official also said that the commercial outlets like bars, restaurants and cinema theatres can be super COVID spreaders.
State government officials were also confident that Hyderabad would get a COVID vaccine, but added its efficiency is still unsure. The health department officials asserted that this is not the time to relax but to continue to take precautions at every level.
After fighting the Covid-19 pandemic for several months and succeeding in flattening the virus curve, a majority of European countries including UK, France, Spain and parts of Italy and Germany are now experiencing a second wave of Covid-19 outbreak.