India Faces Rampant Resurgence of Covid Cases in the Country

What happened? India seemed to be dealing with the COVID outbreak in the country successfully, even relaxing some of the most stringent guidelines. Suddenly, the ugly monster reared its head with a headlong rush into overdrive. Pictures of mass cremations in India’s busiest city streets are appalling the world. Doctor Ajeet Jain at the Rajiv Gandhi Super hospital in Delhi expressed frustration at the relaxing of quarantine measures in big cities. He said, “The practice of sanitation has gone down, the social distancing is almost zero, mask-wearing is still going on but the rest of the things, physical distancing, is almost over.”

The country is seeing a lot of the UK variant as well as the B1617 variant, called the double mutation, and a lot of other mutations that apparently have the capacity to evade antibody responses. Some of these variants appear to be far more infectious than those responsible for the first surge of cases in the country. In such a populous country as India, these various factors seem to be catapulting the country into an overwhelming epidemic of COVID infections. Now, there are few individuals in India who do not intimately know someone with the disease.

Let us pray fervently for:

  • Christian Believers around the world to fervently lift up our brothers and sisters in India for God to intervene and stop the rapid spread of COVID in India (The Bible, 2 Chronicles 7:14).
  • Individuals in India to heed the warnings about social distancing and mask wearing until those restrictions are officially canceled (The Bible, 1 Corinthians 10:11).
  • The doctors and scientists who are working to find a vaccination that will be effective against many of the variants of the COVID strain to be successful in their endeavors (The Bible, Joshua 1:8).


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