Coronavirus second wave hits countries as lockdown ends | Sunday Observer

Coronavirus second wave hits countries as lockdown ends

1 November, 2020
Pic: AFP
Pic: AFP

As some countries reopened their economy amid a sharp fall of coronavirus infections, some countries saw return of the virus.

While some of them are experiencing a second wave of the virus, not every rise in infection can be termed as second wave. To label it as second wave, the virus should have been brought under control and cases fallen substantially. Here are few countries that are facing a second wave, and others that fear a second wave.


Kyrgyzstan has been hit with a second wave of coronavirus as the Central Asian nation bordering China has confirmed over 42 cases of coronavirus infection.


Australia’s Victoria has reported almost 150 new infections over the past week as new clusters have emerged in Melbourne. Now, Australia’s military said it would send 1,000 troops to Melbourne in an effort to help contain the country’s only significant coronavirus outbreak.

South Korea

South Korean officials have said that the country is experiencing a second wave of the coronavirus in and around Seoul. Stricter rules for social distancing will soon be reimposed in the affected areas.


As Israel slowly reopened its economy and schools, the country was hit by a second wave of coronavirus.

On Tuesday, Israel recorded 428 new cases and the Palestinians reported 179, the highest number to date.

New Zealand

New Zealand was successful at becoming one of the first few countries that became virus-free. However, as the international borders opened, the infection rate rose again in the country, bringing in a second wave to the country.


The cases in Japan decreased after the country initiated a complete lockdown. However, as the economy reopened, some new infections were spotted in some areas, brining in the fear of a second wave of coronavirus.


As the cases are on a constant rise, experts fear a second wave in India, which might affect the country in a worse manner than the first wave.


As Spain was embracing the new normal after relaxing the lockdown, the health ministry of the European nation reported almost 250 new positive cases.

The increase in infections can, as believed by experts, lead to a second wav if it is not handled properly.

United Kingdom

The UK allowed shops and offices to reopen few weeks back to save its falling economy. However, the reopening of the economy, coupled with the protests in the country, some experts fear a second wave of coronavirus in the country.

These fears further aggravated as the UK Government decided to scrap the social distancing rule, even after facing criticism from the health experts.


While Iran, in the start, was not able to contain the spread of the virus, the country opened its economy as the cases took a dip.

However, after reopening of the economy and the country assuming itself to be almost virus free, Iran recorded an increase of almost 50 percent in new infections. This raised fears of a possible second wave.

Source: Internet