Coronavirus Third Wave India Live Update, Coronavirus Statistics India Live News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to hold a key meeting with the floor leaders of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha to discuss his government’s plan to handle the third wave of the coronavirus today. News agency ANI says that a detailed presentation on the new vaccine policy is also part of the all-party discussion on the Covid issue. While it is very usual of the government of the day to appraise the lawmakers, what remains to be seen is how members of other parties react after attending the meeting. Because while the Centre maintains that there are over 1 crore doses still left with states, the local authorities have said that they have been forced to shut down the vaccination centres due to stock shortage.
On the global front, the UK saw the ending of the legal lockdown, also dubbed as ‘Freedom Day.’ British PM Boris Johnson has urged people to exercise all Covid protocols, health experts say that the UK is being pushed into yet another pandemic-related disaster due to the lifting of the curbs and rising Delta cases.
Back home, after the major North Indian states called off this year’s Kanwar Yatra after the Supreme Court’s intervention, the focus is now on Kerala and the easing of the lockdown due to Bakrid celebrations.
Health experts have been repeatedly warning about the alarming rate of mutation and poor vaccination pace. If people don’t pay heed to these and mass gatherings are organised, India may, unfortunately, see another Covid explosion.