Government ignores corona outbreak warning: Indian Scientist

Web Desk. A forum of five scientists set up by the Indian government told Reuters that government officials had been warned in early March about the spread of a new and contagious type of coronavirus.

Four of them say that despite warnings, the federal government has not tried to impose sanctions to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Millions of people in India attended religious festivals without wearing masks and political rallies were also held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, and opposition leaders.

 

 

Hundreds of thousands of farmers are still protesting against agricultural laws in New Delhi. The situation of Coronavirus in India is more serious than last year, India is struggling to deal with the second wave of Coronavirus.

More than 386,452 cases of coronavirus were reported in India on Friday. The rise in coronavirus cases in India is the country’s biggest crisis since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014.

It remains to be seen how tackling the Coronavirus can affect Modi and his party politically. The next general election will be in 2024. India’s SARS was warned by the Two Genetics Consortium (INSACOG) in early March about the new coronavirus strain.

A scientist told Reuters on condition of anonymity that the matter had been reported to a senior official who reports directly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but Reuters could not determine whether the scientists had reached the prime minister, whether or not the information was delivered.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office did not respond to a request for comment. INSACOG, which was set up by the government in late December, is a forum of scientific advisers. Its job is to detect the genomic strains of the coronavirus.

Ajay Parida, director of the state-run Institute of Life Sciences and a member of INSACOG, told Reuters, “Researchers have identified the Indian strain of the virus in early February.”

He added that INSACOG had shared information about the virus with India’s National Center for Disease Control before March 10, saying the infection could spread rapidly in the country.

The Ministry of Health was also informed about the virus, but the Ministry of Health did not comment. The number of Corona cases in the world exceeds 150 million, the situation in India is alarming

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