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India past the Covid peak, pandemic could run its course by Feb: Govt panel

Total symptomatic infections seen reaching 10.6 million. Study projects 30 per cent of India's population has covid-19 antibodies at present

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The current study is based on the assumption that adequate precautions are taken and people follow covid-appropriate behaviour including social distancing, wearing masks and sanitising.

Ruchika Chitravanshi New Delhi
Covid-19 infections in India peaked in September and if all precautions are followed, the pandemic would have run its course by early next year. This is according to the mathematical projections of the government-appointed Covid-19 Supermodel Committee.
The 10-member panel, headed by M Vidyasagar, professor in electrical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad, has projected that by mid-February, the pandemic curve would have reached the baseline, with the total symptomatic coronavirus infections touching 10.6 million. The study has projected that 30 per cent of India’s population has Covid-19 antibodies at present.
“By the end of February, 2021,

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First Published: Oct 18 2020 | 3:16 PM IST

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