December 8, 2021

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Coronavirus variants appear in South Africa

Coronavirus variants appear in South Africa

Coronavirus variants appear in South Africa, basic epidemic prevention measures must not be ignored. On February 8, according to local media reports, the Minister of Health Mukez announced that the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform discovered a variant of the new coronavirus after sequencing hundreds of virus samples. Mukez said that there is currently evidence that this variant has driven the second wave of outbreaks in South Africa.

Coronavirus variants appear in South Africa
Minister of Health of South Africa Mukez (picture source: Internet)

 

Karim, a well-known South African epidemiology and infectious disease expert, said that the new coronavirus variant appeared a few weeks ago, and the spread of this variant in South Africa is very fast. The same as the variants that have been discovered in the UK, Australia and other countries.

Karim emphasized that it is too early to judge whether the variant is more serious than the first wave of virus and whether it is reinfecting the first wave of infected persons, and whether the current vaccine can fight against the new variant will take time to verify. However, maintaining social distance, insisting on wearing masks and hand disinfection are still basic measures for epidemic prevention.

variants appear in South Africa, basic epidemic prevention measures must not be ignored

On February 8, according to local media reports, the Minister of Health Mukez announced that the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform discovered a variant of the new coronavirus after sequencing hundreds of virus samples. Mukez said that there is currently evidence that this variant has driven the second wave of outbreaks in South Africa.


△The picture shows the Minister of Health of South Africa Mukez (picture source: Internet) △The picture shows the Minister of Health of South Africa Mukez (picture source: Internet)

Karim, a well-known South African epidemiology and infectious disease expert, said that the new coronavirus variant appeared a few weeks ago, and the spread of this variant in South Africa is very fast. The same as the variants that have been discovered in the UK, Australia and other countries.

Karim emphasized that it is too early to judge whether the variant is more serious than the first wave of virus and whether it is reinfecting the first wave of infected persons, and whether the current vaccine can fight against the new variant will take time to verify. However, maintaining social distance, insisting on wearing masks and hand disinfection are still basic measures for epidemic prevention.


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