Rate of decline in Covid cases has slowed down, can't take situation for granted: Govt

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NEW DELHI: The Union government on Tuesday asked people to not let their guard down even as daily Covid cases continue to show a declining trend.
"We maybe tired but the virus is not," said health ministry joint secretary Lav Aggarwal.
While briefing the media over the situation in the country, Aggarwal said the slowdown in the rate of decline of Covid cases is an area of concern for the government.
"The average daily new cases declined from 3,87,029 cases between May 5-11 to 38,090 cases between July 21- 27. In the past few weeks, there has been a slowdown in the rate of decline, which remains an area of concern," he said.
"If we look from a global perspective, the pandemic is far from over. There's a noticeable increase in number of cases across the world, which remains the area of concern. We've to work on containing the spread of the virus with strictness," said Agarwal.
India on Tuesday recorded less than 30,000 Covid-19 cases after 132 days.
On the issue of vaccination, Niti Aayog member VK Paul said the government expects to have 15 crore vaccine doses for the month of August.
He reiterated government's advise on following Covid protocols and asked people to minimise their travel.
(With agency inputs)


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