The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Sunday said that the Covid cases were coming down in India but the “situation continues to be of concern and challenge”. Speaking on the pandemic situation in India, WHO South-East Asia Regional Director Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh said: “This surge has put an immense burden on already overwhelmed health services. We are now witnessing a plateau and even a decline in cases in some parts of India. Situation continues to be of concern and challenge.”

She further said that the lesson learned from this surge “is at no cost can we let our guards down”. “We must take COVID19 vaccine at first available opportunity. While we can’t predict next surge but we can prevent it, which we must,” she added.

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