New Covid Variant In South Africa Triggers Panic Across The GlobeNovember 26, 2021 11:43
New Covid Variant In South Africa Triggers Panic Across The Globe:- The coronavirus pandemic is here to stay and the cases are reported on a regular basis. Though the second wave calmed down in most of the countries the fear is yet to calm down. Several new variants are found but the vaccination drive in most of the countries brought the situations to a control. The South African authorities announced that a new variant of coronavirus is detected with a very unusual constellation of mutations. The Union Health Ministry announced the news saying that India is kept on high alert for now. All the travelers coming from South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong are screened and testing is done.
Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said India’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) informed the Indian government about the multiple cases of the new variant B.1.1529 is reported. A total number of ten cases are reported in India out which six of them are from South Africa, 3 are from Botswana and one case from Hong Kong. The new variant is said to be having high number of mutations. All the contacts of these international travelers are closely tracked and are tested. The scientists reported that the mutations of the variant are concerning and they would evade the immune system of the body and the variant is more transmissible. A realistic assessment is currently being done.