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Government warns people over second wave, urges compliance of Covid-19 guidelines

New Delhi: The central government has once again cautioned people about the coronavirus pandemic. The government says that the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is not over yet.

More cases are still being found in Maharashtra and Kerala, the most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the last week, 53 percent of the total infected people in the country were from these two states.

Joint Health Secretary Luv Aggarwal said in a press conference on Friday that there is still a second wave in many states of the country and there is no scope for any kind of negligence. Expressing serious concern over crowding at tourist places and violation of Corona protocol, Agarwal said that due to such negligence, the infection will increase again.

“The country is still battling a second wave and we need to introspect whether we are in a position to tolerate the misconception that the second wave of corona is over,” Aggarwal said. 

Citing the recent increase in cases of Covid-19 infection in some countries including Russia and Britain, Agarwal also cautioned people against negligence. He stressed on strictly following the rules of coronavirus regarding wearing of masks and maintaining physical distance.

The Joint Health Secretary said that last week, 21 cases in Maharashtra and 32 percent in Kerala i.e. 53 percent of the total cases were found from these two states. 80 percent of the cases have been found in 90 districts of 15 states and union territories. In the week ending July 8, the coronavirus infection rate was more than 10 percent in 66 districts of 17 states and union territories.

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No case found for Lambda variant

According to the data updated by the Union Health Ministry at 8 am on Friday, in the last 24 hours, 43393 new cases have been found in the country and 911 people have died. 

However, the ministry has also said that no case of the Lambda variant of coronavirus has been reported in the country so far.

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