According to a report from the Hindu on the 27th, the Indian Ministry of Health issued a statement on the same day that the Indian government’s previous investigation showed that although 90% of Indians recognize the importance of wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, the reality is Only 44% of people wear masks. India has a population of 1.39 billion. Based on the above data, nearly 800 million people ignored the risk of infection and did not wear masks during the epidemic.
The Ministry of Health of India stated that if the epidemic prevention and control measures are not strictly implemented, a new wave of epidemics will emerge. India’s recent coronavirus infections and deaths have surged, reaching the highest peak since May last year. There are big differences in the epidemic situation in various regions of India. Among them, the situation in Maharashtra and Punjab is very severe. To this end, the Minister of Health of India specifically convened a meeting of local officials in 12 areas with the most severe epidemics, and emphasized that all localities should further strictly implement epidemic prevention regulations such as wearing masks and avoiding crowds.
According to the statistics of “The Hindu”, the number of people vaccinated against Coronavirus in India is close to 60 million, which makes India the country with the third-largest number of people vaccinated against Coronavirus after the United States and China.