COVID: NITI Aayog Sounds Warning Bell, Says Next 100-125 Days Critical
New Delhi: The government said on Friday that the next 100-125 days are critical in the fight against COVID-19.
“Fall in cases has slowed down. It’s a warning signal. Next 100 to 125 days are critical for fight against Covid in India,” NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul was quoted as saying by NDTV. Dr Paul is also a member of the centre’s task force on fighting COVID.
With the second wave getting weaker, several states have cautiously eased restrictions. India is now bracing for the possibility of a third wave.
“We are moving towards a set target to administer 50 crore doses before July. We are on the path to achieving it. The government has ordered 66 crore doses of Covishield and Covaxin. Additionally, 22 crore doses will go to the private sector,” said Dr Paul. He also added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the task force to do everything possible to prevent a third wave.