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Maharashtra officials blame ignorance for COVID-19 spike

MUMBAI:  The recent surge in Covid-19 cases has set alarm bells ringing. According to data released by the Central government, Maharashtra and Kerala are witnessing a steep rise. Punjab, Chhattisgarh and MP are near the danger zone. Numbers are scary in Maharashtra, with the last 24 hours recording 6112 positive cases. At the peak of the pandemic, this figure was around 10,000 a day.

Experts attribute the Maharashtra second wave to public carelessness. Dr Avinash Supe, head of the committee that recommends ways of reducing mortality, said this wave can be more dangerous than the first one. “The major reason behind this spike is the casual approach of the people. They feel Covid-19 is gone. Even if they get infected, they will be cured. Also, the vaccine is round,” he said.

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