Spike In COVID-19 Cases Witnessed After Lifting Lockdown: AIIMS Patna Director
Till the time lockdown was imposed in Bihar, the spread of #COVID was under control. But, after lockdown was lifted, the number of cases has been increasing. The situation is worsening due to carelessness by people in following the guidelines: Prabhat Kumar, Director AIIMS Patna pic.twitter.com/AL5kXW1ZDO— ANI (@ANI) July 24, 2020
The AIIMS director made this claim in the context of Bihar but more or less the infection increased exponentially after the lockdown was lifted throughout the country. On June 1, 1,90,535 people were coronavirus infected and the death toll was 5,394 across the country. But at the same time, the lockdown restrictions were almost lifted and most of the state saw an explosion of infections. Statistics show that in just one month and 24 days, around 11 lakh new patients have been added across the country and 25,000 new deaths were reported. In the first week of June, India was ranked seventh in the world table but now it is at number three. On Thursday, a record spike of over 49,000 patients was found across the country. Talking about the states, the figure is above three lakh in Maharashtra where 12,854 people lost their lives. Tamil Nadu is at number two where the cases are close to two lakh and more than 3,000 have lost their lives. At the same time, 1.25 lakh cases were reported in Delhi, 80,000 in Karnataka and 72,000 cases in Andhra Pradesh. Restrictions have started to come in the wake of the worsening situation in all the states. A complete or partial lockdown has been imposed in states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Andhra Pradesh. Other states are also taking precautionary steps. In the midst of all this, the question arises whether the timing of the lockdown imposed across the country from 25 March was wrong and a hasty decision?