Why are COVID-19 cases rising in India?

SourceGulf News

Dubai: India has said that the next four weeks will be "very, very critical" in the fight against COVID-19. Senior government health official Vinod Kumar Paul warned that the respiratory disease was now spreading much faster than in 2020. "The pandemic has worsened in the country... There is a serious rise in cases," Paul told reporters.

India added 96, 982 new infections on Tuesday to reach a total of 12. 7 million cases. It also registered 446 new deaths taking its toll to 165, 547. So why are cases rising in India? The spurt comes after months of gradual decline, which prompted scientists to ask why cases were dropping when there was no such trend around the world. Global coronavirus figures are not encouraging either. Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide crossed 3 million on Tuesday and a global resurgence of COVID-19 infections is challenging vaccination efforts across the globe. Brazil accounts for a quarter of worldwide deaths every day. Scientists have cited...read more...