South Africa’s new ‘Wuhan’:Here 90% of corona patients are infected with the Omicron variant, only 22% of people aged 18-34 have been vaccinated.



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The Corona virus, which originated in Wuhan, China, about two years ago, spread fear around the world. Since then the whole world has been battling the corona virus. With fewer cases of corona in the world over the last few months, there was hope for relief. But now a new variant of the corona virus, Omicro, found in South Africa, has raised new fears. Cases of this new variant of Corona have been found in many countries including India, Britain, Canada, Netherlands.

However, you may be surprised to know that in one city in South Africa, 90% of the total coro patients are infected with Omicron. The name of this city is Gauteng where every side is afraid of new variants. Most coro patients here are patients of this variant. The situation is like a lockdown on all sides. University-colleges have been closed here. Exam is skipped. Everyone is being tested. Seeing such a situation in South Africa, most of the countries of the world have imposed strict rules for the travelers coming from there. There are restrictions on flights from there.

Where is Gueteng City Located?
Guatemala is one of the top 9 cities in South Africa. The population here is around one and a half crore. This is considered to be a very crowded city. This city is also called Land of Gold. The city does not have borders with any other city but many people are connected to this city because of gold mines and business. Testing and vaccination work in the city has been stepped up following the announcement of a new variant of the Corona.

Very few young people here are vaccinated
Very few young people here are vaccinated

The. Only 22% of young people aged 18-34 in Africa have been vaccinated.
Notably, only 22% of young people aged 18-34 in South Africa have been vaccinated against corona. “They are inspiring a lot of young people to get vaccinated,” said Mankuba Jitha, a student who has been vaccinated. “I’m trying to convince him that he has to get vaccinated if he wants to get rid of the corona virus,” he said. We see on TV how many people are dying every day. We have to understand.
After two consecutive years of beating the Corona, the world is now on the verge of rushing a new variant of the Corona. This is the reason why many countries have banned travelers since Omicron was reported and many countries have closed the border especially for people coming from South Africa.

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How effective is the corona vaccine on Omicron?
WHO has described this new variant as highly transmissible. However, not enough information has been received about the risks involved. Presumably, those who are already corona patients may be rushing to a new variant. Secondly, it will take weeks to find out how effective the Corona vaccine is on Omicron. However, some experts believe that the vaccine is definitely more effective on Omicron to some extent.

The South African government and WHO have called for the lifting of restrictions on foreign travelers
The South African government and WHO have called for the lifting of restrictions on foreign travelers

Every country should lift the ban on South Africa … if not …
many countries have imposed bans on travelers to Africa because of Omicron. The country’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has called on more than 20 countries to lift sanctions immediately to protect their economies from further damage. “We know Corona is going to be with us for a long time,” he said. So we have to manage the epidemic in a way that does not hurt the economy. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday called on countries around the world not to ban flights to South Africa due to concerns over Omicron.

Matsyadiso Moetti, WHO’s local director for Africa, said the travel ban would gradually reduce the transition but could have a serious impact on people’s livelihoods.