Prime News, National, Health, Disease, Vaccine, New Delhi, June 24:- The AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria on Wednesday (June 23) said that the spread of the new Delta plus variant in India could be controlled through proper COVID-19 protocol, lockdown and vaccinations
“It is difficult to say that the Delta plus variant is creating any problems in India. But we cannot let our guard down, we need to keep a close look at any surge that is registered. We have to be vigilant to avoid the third wave and follow COVID protocols. We need to aggressively test and track, get more people vaccinated,” AIIMS Director said.
Dr Guleria also stated that it did not matter what COVID-19 variant came, as long as proper protocols were followed. “Lockdown, vaccination, protocols are the best way to tackle any variant,” he said.
While talking about the possible third wave, Dr. Guleria warned that vigilance was needed to avoid a third wave. “The third wave is dependent on us. If we want to avoid it, we need to do three things: aggressively follow COVID-appropriate behaviour, we must have very good surveillance and aggressively push for vaccination. If we do these three things, we will be able to get away from either not having a third wave or delaying it or it will have a very little peak,” he said. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)