RISE OF COVID CASES IN RURAL AREAS

Today India reported a record of 4,14,188 new cases and 3815 death since the pandemic began; as per the government data, active cases rise 36,45,165, and total cases crossed 21 million, and overall deaths rise to 2,34,083. MoHFW| Home. The virus is also spreading to rural areas that are not well equipped to cope with the virus.

 

coronavirus india 3As India is witnessing the deadly second wave of the virus. As city hospitals are running out of beds, medical oxygen, medicines, and other basic medical facilities. The whole medical infrastructure is collapsing, and the peak is yet to come, as per government predictions.

While the capital and the other metropolitan cities and tier-2 cities have been hardest hit so far, cities like New Delhi, with one of the best healthcare infrastructure, seem to be collapsed. In addition, rural areas with limited public healthcare facilities, including inadequate testing facilities, threaten the grave to nearly 70% of the population. Today India reported a record of 4,14,188 new cases and 3815 death since the pandemic began; as per the government data, active cases rise 36,45,165, and total cases crossed 21 million, and overall deaths rise to 2,34,083. Home. The virus is also spreading to rural areas that are not well equipped to cope with the virus.

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Lockdown in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Surat, Ahemdabad led to the exodus of migrant workers, which may be the case in a surge of covid cases in the rural areas. Lack of awareness and carelessness led to the severity. People still are not wearing masks and been a victim of rumours spread through various social media platforms.
Prime Minister ruled out the option of nationwide lockdown. However, at the same time, many states implemented the statewide lockdown to curb the cases and break the virus’s transmission chain.
Vaccination is the only way to win the battle over the pandemic. But, unfortunately, people from rural areas are still hesitating to take the vaccine. Moreover, those who wanted to take the vaccine are not getting slots because vaccines are available at the vaccination centres.
Government should take strict measures to curb the cases and break the chain of the virus. It is essential to stop the virus from converting rural areas into a covid hotspot. Because these areas neither have medical facilities to fight the virus.
Currently, lockdown is not a requirement; it’s a necessity. I know that lockdown is very harsh for everyone. The economy crashes, unemployment rises, poverty increases. These are the aftermath of the lockdown, but in the present scenario, implementation of lockdown is essential to save the lives of the peoples. If  the steps didn’t take fastly, the situation will be so scary and unimaginable. There will body everywhere, and we will not find out who is responsible for this catastrophe.

References
Ministry of health and family welfare (https://www.mohfw.gov.in/)
Indian Express.

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