According to central government's expert panel chief Dr NK Arora, third wave of COVID is expected to hit a bit late. He said on Sunday, "ICMR has come up with a study which says 3rd wave is likely to come late"
The chairman of the COVID working group also said, "We've window period of 6-8 months to immunise everybody in country".
He further added that the government's target is to vaccinate 1 crore doses every day.
According to a prediction model by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India is likely and it will peak between September and October this year, assuming India fully unlocks by 15 July.
The study also showed that daily cases could peak at over 5 lakh cases a day in September, in the worst-case scenario.
AIIMS Chief Dr Randeep Guleria on Sunday spoke about the benefits of Covid vaccination for children. Dr Guleria noted that if the Covid vaccines become available for children then it would be a milestone achievement. He added that Covid-19 vaccines for children would pave the way for the reopening of schools and the resumption of outdoor activities for them.
A single-day rise of 50,040 fresh COVID-19 infections took India's tally to 3,02,33,183 while the number of active cases reduced to 5,86,403, according to Union Health Ministry data on Sunday. The death toll climbed to 3,95,751 with 1,258 more people succumbing to the viral disease in a day.