Panaji: The expert committee of Goa government on Monday adviced continuation of wearing masks as a safety against probable fourth wave that may hit the coastal state in June or July this year.
Dean of Goa Medical College and Hospital Dr Shivanand Bandekar, who chaired the meeting on Monday, said that the experts have adviced against lowering your guard as far as COVID-19 infection is concerned.
He said that though the number of cases have drastically reduced in Goa, there is probability that the fourth wave may hit in June or July. “When there is a virus wave, it reappears or disappears in a period of four months. We are expecting this phenomenon in June-July after the third wave,” he said.
Bandekar said that wearing of masks is necessary to ensure that the virus disappears during the fourth wave.
During the meeting, he said, the experts reviewed our preparation to face another wave. He said that there is enough stock of medicines, required to fight back the wave.
Bandekar said that continuation of vaccination process and also administering of booster dose is necessary to stop another wave from hitting the state.