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India may see increased deaths, economic turmoil in the “near future”: UN report

United Nations: A UN report said Thursday that the deadly wave of the COVID-19 Delta variant killed 240,000 people in India between April and June 2021 and disrupted the economic recovery. He warned that a “similar episode” could occur in the near future.

The Leading United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2022 report also predicts that the highly infectious Omicron variant of COVID-19 will unleash a new wave of infection and again increase the human and economic damage to the pandemic. Said that it has been.

“In India, a wave of deadly infections from delta mutants killed 240,000 people between April and June, disrupting economic recovery. A similar episode reported. It may occur in the short term.

“Without a coordinated and sustainable global approach to contain COVID-19, including universal access to vaccines, pandemics will continue to pose the greatest risk to the comprehensive and sustainable recovery of the global economy. Shou, said Liu Zhenmin, Deputy Secretary of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

According to information from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India, 1,54,61,39,465 vaccinations have been carried out so far.

The second wave of the COVID19 pandemic caused havoc across India as deaths increased exponentially and the proliferation of infections burdened India’s medical infrastructure. The country is now witnessing an increase in the number of cases of Omicron variants that will soon overtake the delta variants of coronavirus worldwide.

The report noted that South Asia faces significant downside risks that could intensify headwinds in achieving the 2030 Agenda.

“The region remains vulnerable to new variants and recurrences due to the relatively slow progress of vaccination. Financial constraints and inadequate global vaccination supply are complete in some countries. It continues to reduce recovery, he said.

As of early December 2021, less than 26% of the population was fully vaccinated in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. In contrast, the report states that the fully vaccinated population is over 64 percent in Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

https://www.siasat.com/india-may-see-rise-in-deaths-economic-disruption-in-near-future-un-report-2258226/ India may see increased deaths, economic turmoil in the “near future”: UN report

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