'COVID-19 third wave has entered Nagpur': Guardian Minister Nitin Raut urges people to avoid crowding

Sanjay JogUpdated: Monday, September 06, 2021, 11:02 PM IST
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The COVID 19 third wave has marked its debut in Nagpur, which is the State's second capital. The district guardian minister, Dr Nitin Raut, told the Free Press Journal after a review meeting, '‘The third wave has started in Nagpur, which is reporting a rise in positive cases for the last few days. Notably, on Monday, 13 people tested positive for the virus out of which 12 were already vaccinated.

Besides, a twelve-year-old boy is among those who tested positive.’’ Raut said 78 samples have been sent for genome sequencing. ‘’Nagpur district has reported corona victims in double digits. This is a wake-up call. Therefore, it is necessary to impose restrictions. In the next two-three days, stringent corona prevention measures will be initiated in Nagpur; also, the District Disaster Management Authority will have a meeting with traders, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders,’’ he added.

There are as on date 493192 progressive COVID 19 cases; 9131 deaths, too, have been reported in Nagpur district. Raut said apart from a COVID surge, there is a rise in Dengue cases as well.

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