Travel if Fully vaccinated!
The union health ministry said that the findings of the serosurvey indicate that future waves of infection are possible because some states have reported higher immunity against covid, while some are in the lower rung.
Around 67.6 % of Indians now have developed antibodies against SARS-COV-2 either through infection or through vaccination, the government’s fourth serosurvey results have revealed.
While this means that more than half of the population is immune as of now, amid the apprehension of a third wave, the ministry has issued a warning regarding traveling and said one should not undertake traveling at this time without being fully vaccinated.
Here is the center’s 7 point advisory:
- No room for complacency: the finding of the fourth serosurvey offers a ray of hope , but there is no room for complacency as a large number of population, 32% is still vulnerable.
- Not a statement on district-wise situation: The government said that the local or district level situation might be different from the overall situation as national serosurvey is only a bird’s eye view of overall immunity situation of the country.
- State level action needed: states must continue local serosurvey to find out the percentage of population Immune against covid so that state level action can be taken up.
- Future waves of infection possible: the union health ministry said that findings of the serosurvey indicate that future waves of infection are possible because some states have reported higher immunity against covid, while some are in the lower rung. States which in the serosurvey reported lower immunity are naturally at a high risk of future waves.
- No non essential travel: since the first week of July , as states are relaxing their restrictions, mobility has gone up not only in tourist spots but so in local markets. Prodded by the give, states have again brought back some restrictions. The government on Tuesday said non essential travels should be discouraged.
- Congregations be avoided: Though many states have relaxed public gatherings norms, given the situation, societal , public religious and political congregations must be avoided, they also cancelled kanwar yatra.
- Travel only if fully vaccinated: stressing on full vaccination, which is the complete course of two vaccine does to be taken in a recommend gap, the government said travelling should be undertaken only of the individual is fully vaccinated. In the wake of uncontrolled crowding and the covid-19 situation plateauing in some areas, some states have again mandated Negative RT-PCR test report for entry.