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Fresh wave of Covid 19 pandemic is unlikely to affect the Indians due to effective vaccination status

Bhubaneswar:3/1/23: A senior Health official of Odisha on Tuesday predicted a fresh wave of Covid 19 pandemic in the country during the second week of March.

Odisha Health Department Special Secretary Ajit Kumar Mohanty said there could be a fourth Covid wave in India in the second or third week in March as per a model.

However, the fresh wave is unlikely to affect the Indians due to effective vaccination status.

Covid cases are likely to increase in China which is yet to reach peak. However, it might happen between January 13 and 15, he said.

On an average, around 7 to 10 lakh people are likely to get infected with 25,000, Mohanty predicted.

The senior health official, who is also a health expert, pointed out that a majority of population in India have achieved herd immunity due to sub-clinical infections. But, in China, people have not gained her immunity. Moreover, the vaccination in China was not effective like India, which is mostly responsible for an alarming situation, Mohanty maintained.

Now, it is observed that people mostly elderly one are prone to infection in China and Japan. In India, the government has been giving priorities to vulnerable group, he added.

Mohanty advised people to avoid crowd and use mask in mass gathering.

He said the BF.7 and XXB variants of Covid 19 are spreading their tentacles in several parts of world. BF.7 is a subliange of Omicron variant which may not severely affect the Indian mass, Mohanty said.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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