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Precautions to Take for Third Wave of COVID-19

Updated On Jul 04, 2021

It has been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic had hit India and we are already at the second wave. The second wave of COVID-19 has been far more devastating than the first one. The infectiousness of coronavirus was much more giving rise to an exponential increase in the number of cases and even an oxygen shortage crisis. 

The vaccination drive remains as a hope against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, experts have stated that a third wave of the pandemic in India is already on the way. If we are to tackle it, it is important to take proper precautions beforehand. 

Precautions to Take for Third Wave of COVID-19

The third wave of COVID-19 might be even more dangerous than the two previous ones. There is also a possibility that children might be more vulnerable as their demographic has largely not been vaccinated yet. Here are some precautions that you can take to protect yourself against coronavirus:

  1. Get Vaccinated As Soon as Possible

    Currently, there are three vaccines that are being given out in India, Covaxin by Bharat Biotech, Covishield by Serum Institute of India and the Sputnik V from Russia being distributed by Dr Reddy's Labs in India. Although you cannot choose among the three, you must get vaccinated as soon as you get a slot. The vaccine has proven to reduce the intensity of the infection as well as reduce transmissibility. Not only can it keep you safe, but will also protect your near and dear ones. Anyone who is above 18 years of age is eligible to get the vaccine by registering on any one of the official government portals.
  2. Continue Wearing the Correct Masks

    Whether you are vaccinated and especially if you are not, it is necessary to wear a mask in public. There are many different masks available but the most effective ones are N95s/K95s. you can also wear a homemade cloth mask if it has up to six layers or more. Surgical masks are also a good option. However, they are typically made to be thrown away after a few times of wear. Double masking has also been recommended if your mask does not have enough layers or it is not an N95. Masks provide significant protection against the coronavirus as well as keeps one from spreading it. it is a very important tool to help through the third wave of COVID-19.
  3. Stay Indoors and Avoid Gatherings

    After the first wave died down for a while, people were out and about without paying attention to social distancing rules. However, to prevent a third wave from becoming more devastating, we must remember not to repeat this mistake. It is essential to not have public gatherings even when you are vaccinated. Not only will this keep you safe, but also stop the spread of the virus. It is a crucial precaution to take ahead of the third COVID-19 wave.

Also Read: Why Children Below 18 Years At Higher Risk Under COVID-19 Third Wave?

All About COVID-19 Sputnik Vaccine


The COVID-19 pandemic might not be over anytime soon but it is important to keep taking the necessary precautions to stay safe. There are several steps that we should personally take and be aware of. Keep yourself as well as your family safe and protected from the COVID-19 third wave. 

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Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.

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