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India Coronavirus Dispatch: Bigger peak likely if safety norms are flouted

Jammu's hospitals ill-equipped, sharp drop in new cases nationwide, vaccine for kids still far away--news on how the country is coping with the pandemic

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Experts suggest that an effective Covid vaccine for children is still further away than one for adults

Shreegireesh Jalihal New Delhi
Next peak possible: The expert panel which said that India passed its Covid peak in September has also estimated that if measures such as wearing face masks, washing hand and social distancing are not maintained, the country could be headed for a bigger peak around November. However, the panel has also estimated that if the public continues to adhere to precautions, India could be left with around 20,000 cases by February 2021. This, however, is a best case scenario which assumes that 100 per cent of the population would adhere to protective measures. However, if measures don't continue, experts say,

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First Published: Oct 20 2020 | 2:38 PM IST

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