Covid-19: Third wave unlikely to happen in India

Unless hit hard by a new Covid variant, chances of a third wave hitting India are very low, said leading public health experts.

“A wave occurs when there is a huge surge of an infectious disease. India has faced two waves so far; the first in August-September of 2020 and the second starting March this year. If there is no significantly faster spreading mutant, the third wave will be a ripple,” stated Manindra Agrawal, a professor at Kanpur’s IIT.