“South Africa already has a large number of refugees. We cannot meet the needs of more refugees. We cannot accept them in this situation,” South Africa’s Department of International Relations said in a statement. However, some other African countries including Rwanda and Uganda have agreed to host Afghan refugees.
New version of COVID-19 in South Africa
The new version C.1.2 of COVID-19, which was first discovered in May, scientists have now found this new version C.1.2 in nine provinces of South Africa. The virus has been found in six people from these provinces. Scientists have said that it spreads in the same way as the current major delta variant. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said the vaccine could provide a high level of protection against this new variant, although it is not currently a type of concern – such as the delta strain that causes severe disease. Can become – it is highly transmitted.
Although the majority of C.1.2 cases have occurred in South Africa, the mutation has been reported in three African countries as well as Switzerland, Portugal and China – according to a report that has yet to be reviewed. More than 80,000 people have died from the coronavirus in South Africa, which is still recording the highest number of infections in Africa.