Third wave of Covid inevitable, could hit India within 8 weeks: AIIMS chief

A new wave can usually take up to three months but it can also take much lesser time, depending on various factors, Randeep Guleria told a news channel

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A third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India is inevitable and could hit the country in the next six to eight weeks, AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria told a news channel on Saturday. 
"As we have started unlocking, there is again a lack of Covid-appropriate behaviour. We don't seem to have learnt from what happened between the first and the second wave. Again crowds are building up... people are gathering. It will take some time for the number of cases to rise at the national level. A third wave is inevitable and it could hit the country within the next six to eight weeks... maybe a little longer," Dr Guleria told NDTV. "It all depends on how we go ahead in terms of Covid-appropriate behaviour and preventing crowds," he added.

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First Published: Jun 19 2021 | 2:16 PM IST

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