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Maharashtra: New COVID-19 strain is more dangerous for youth

In the second wave, the youth is largely affected because they are travelling for employment. The number of people without symptoms has increased by more than 70 per cent. Many others are likely to be affected by them, feared Chief Minister Thackeray.

Maharashtra: New COVID-19 strain is more dangerous for youth
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As the coronavirus situation has hit the state severely, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that a new strain could be afflicting the state and infecting people faster.

Talking about the new strain, Dr. Krishna Kumar of the State Task Force said that this new strain of the coronavirus is particularly dangerous for young people and children.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, in a video conference with trade bodies, CAs and company secretaries, made it clear at the outset that the state government was not against them but the curbs had been imposed to combat the virus spread.

He justified that the imposition of the ‘Break the Chain’ restrictions, describing the second wave of COVID-19 as a ‘tsunami’ and saying that breaking the virus chain was the only effective option.

In the second wave, the youth is likely to be largely affected because they are travelling for employment. The number of people without symptoms has increased by more than 70 per cent. Many others are likely to be affected by them, feared Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

At such time, the Centre has already denied the state’s demand to vaccinate those above 25 years of age.

The meeting was attended by Health Minister Rajesh Tope, Medical Education Minister Amit Deshmukh, Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte, Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister Ashish Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Vikas Kharge, Principal Secretary to the Health Department Pradeep Vyas, Principal Secretary to the State Disaster Management Department Asim Kumar Gupta, Chief Minister's Secretary Abasaheb Jarhad, and others.

The number of coronaviruses in Maharashtra has increased 30 times. The number of patients receiving treatment has reached 4 lakhs. The number of patients has increased many times more than the number of patients in September 2020 last year. According to the central government's estimate, the number of patients could reach 12 lakhs by the end of April, said Pradeep Vyas, principal secretary, health department.

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