A case of mass transmission of coronavirus (Covid-19) in a village in Maharashtra has come to light. About 150 villagers in a village in Buldhana have tested positive which has alerted officials all around. The remaining villagers in Buldhana are being tested immediately.
This is seen as a third wave in the India of deadly coronavirus (Covid-19). Many states have been seeing a rise in positive cases in the past few weeks which has alarmed the health officials.
Notably, the Union health ministry on Tuesday asked Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, and Chhattisgarh to expedite the vaccination of healthcare and frontline workers so as to confer immunity in the shortest possible time-frame in the wake of a rising trend of COVID-19 cases and positively rate in some districts.
In a letter to the Maharashtra government, Additional Secretary in the health ministry Manohar Agnani said a rising trend of COVID-19 cases and the positivity rate has been observed in six districts — Pune, Nagpur, Mumbai and Suburban, Amravati, Thane, and Akola — over the past few days.
“Hence, it is advised that the vaccination of HCWs and FLWs in these districts is expedited so as to confer immunity in the shortest possible time-frame, as they are also involved in containment, surveillance and management of COVID-19 cases.
“You are requested to kindly direct the district officials concerned to immediately undertake measures for the maximum coverage of HCWs and FLWs with the COVID-19 vaccine at the earliest,” the letter stated.