India is currently being swept by a crisis of the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic which is seeing the country recording over 300000 cases of Covid-19 a day, with the highest being on Saturday when the country recorded around 401000 cases within 24 hours.
However, it has been unclear what exactly caused the sudden spike of cases in India that has left the whole world shocked. The World Health Organization (WHO) suggested that mass gatherings, low vaccination rates and low testing capacities might be the cause of the sudden rise in Covid cases in India.
It has now emerged that the country had been once warned of a new variant of the deadly virus in which the nation failed to impose strict healthcare measures, Reuters has reported. Reuters has revealed that scientists have told them that they warned India of a new variant in which the Indian government failed to heed the warnings.
It is reported that several Indian citizens have been attending religious gatherings without adhering to social distances nor even wearing face masks, a case that led to a sudden rise of daily cases in the last one and half weeks.
It is also said that millions of citizens gathered in the streets of New Delhi, the worst-hit city, where they were protesting PM Modi's agricultural policy changes.
The warning is said to be issued by a group of scientists from the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genetics Consortium, who told one of the unnamed top official who was to convey the message to Modi, though it has not been established whether the warnings were conveyed directly to the Prime Minister.
India is the second most affected nation with the Covid-19 after the US which leads globally.
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