With a current infection prevalence of roughly 25%, Nepal is particularly vulnerable to the fatal third wave of coornavirus. Following the relaxation of restrictions and widespread violations of health regulations by people, the potential of an increase in the number of cases within a week cannot be ruled out.
A rate of infection of more than 5%, according to the World Health Organization, is deemed high risk. According to statistics, the infection rate in Nepal is roughly 20% to 25% higher than WHO norms.
They claim that the new Delta variant mutation seen in Nepal is more contagious, and that the government should tighten health-care standards as the second wave continues.
Kedar Baral, a public health expert, said that if the condition stayed unchanged, the infection would spread in a matter of weeks.
“Since the prohibitory order was first issued, the COVID-19 infection rate has gradually weakened, but the increase in corona infection rates following the prohibitory order relaxation has confirmed that the corona infection is still pervasive in society,” he said.
Teku Dr Anup Bastola, Public Health Specialist and Director of Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH), also stated that the rate of infection has been increasing in recent days, and that corona infection may increase in the coming days due to non-compliance with health safety standards.
He stated that the number of patients in the hospital’s intensive care unit is increasing.