Corona virus four variant making devastating surge in India: South Africa's health ministry

May 09 2021 02:52 PM
Corona virus four variant making devastating surge in India: South Africa's health ministry

On Saturday, South Africa's health ministry made shocking disclose about corona virus variants in India. He said that four cases of a coronavirus variant fuelling a devastating surge of Covid-19 in India had been recorded in the country. Let us tell you that Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement late Saturday that "The four cases of B.1.617.2 have been detected in (the provinces of) Gauteng (2) and KwaZulu-Natal (2) and all have a history of recent arrival from India,".

For your information let us share that While India has reported fast infection cases spreading attributed to the variant, which has now been found in more than a dozen countries worldwide. In that South Africa is at least the fourth country on the continent to pick up the B.1.617.2 variant, alongside Kenya, Uganda and Morocco.

Talking about the South Africa effect from this corona virus infection so it is to be noted that South Africa is the continent's worst virus-hit country, accounting for more than 34 percent of all cases in the region. The country's second coronavirus wave, which peaked earlier this year, was driven by a local, more infectious coronavirus variant known as B.1.351. Country also warned of a looming third wave of infections likely to coincide with the upcoming southern hemisphere winter.

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