South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa called for an emergency corona meeting as the confirmed cases reaches to 1 million.
According to the experts the new mutated corona virus is spreading fastly and tremendously in the region.
The new varient virus started from UK and is latest found in South Korea.
“We are not helpless in the face of this variant,” told infectious specialist, Dr Richard Lessells. “We can change our behaviour to give the virus less opportunities to spread.” “He said it was most important to avoid contact with others in indoor, enclosed spaces.”
In South Africa 1,004,431 cases were recorded this Sunday and the death rate has reached to 26,735 deaths in the country.
“One million cases is a serious milestone, but the true number of cases and deaths is almost certainly much higher,” told Lessells.
“We have seen the new variant spread rapidly,” he added, “As people return from holidays at coastal areas, we can expect them to bring the variant with them,” he said. “We can also expect travellers to take the variant with them across the borders to other African countries.”
“The numbers of patients seeking care within our hospitals has exceeded previous numbers during the first peak and the majority of our ICU and high-care units are operating at capacity,” Mediclinic International told.
According to the experts the mutated virus efficiently binds to the cells. At present vaccination is not present in South Africa but the president told that they expect 10% of the population to be vaccinated in the first months of 2021.
Corona Cases in South Africa has doubled in the past two weeks from 10.24 to 19.86 cases per 100,000 people. Even the death rate has doubled in the country from 0.25 to 0.48 per 100,000 people.
The three cases confirmed in the South Korea are members of London-based family who arrived in South Korea. They are kept in isolation after testing positive.