- There is an atmosphere of panic around the world due to a new variant of the corona virus found in South Africa.
- Stock markets are crashing and governments around the world are warning about the Botswana variant
- It is believed that cases of this variant were first reported in the African country of Botswana.
There is an atmosphere of panic around the world due to a new variant of the corona virus that has killed millions of people so far. Stock markets are crashing and governments around the world are warning. This new form of corona, which has surfaced from South Africa to Hong Kong, is being named Botswana variant. It is believed that cases of this variant were first reported in the African country of Botswana. It is also being called Nu Variant. While people are nervous after the arrival of this variant, experts are still advising to be patient.
Faheem Yunus, a well-known expert from the University of Maryland, America, says, ‘Are you scared of the new variant of Corona in South Africa? Know that we don’t know yet whether it’s too deadly or not. Whether spreading a lot of infection or not or can beat immunity or not. Please wait for more facts. There are many untimely conclusions being drawn about this and I know fear sells. But people’s health is service and not business. Please keep calm and keep moving forward.
Keeping an eye on Corona’s new form B.1.1.529: WHO
On the other hand, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that it is monitoring the new form of corona virus found in South Africa, B.1.1. The organization will hold a ‘special meeting’ on Friday in which it will be considered whether the form created by the drastic change should be included in the list of ‘worrisome nature’. This information was given by the top official of the organization. He told that according to the information received so far, this form has arisen due to the most changes. It was first identified this week in South Africa and has already spread to several neighboring countries, including Botswana.
It has been learned from these countries that this form of the virus has been found in people who have been fully vaccinated. After this new variant emerged, scientists have warned that there could be an increase in the number of new forms of the virus that may be more resistant to the vaccine and their rate of spread may be higher and those with severe symptoms of Kovid-19. Cases may increase. Maria Van Kerkhove, who leads the WHO’s Infectious Disease Epidemiology and COVID-19 Technical Group, said during a question-and-answer session on Thursday, ‘There are fewer than 100 variants of genome sequencing available. We don’t know about it yet. We do know that there has been a lot of genetic variation in this form. And when it takes many forms, there is concern as to how it will affect the behavior of the COVID-19 virus.
The new variant appears to be growing rapidly in South Africa
Maria said that researchers are working together to understand what these variations and spike proteins are called and what could be their detection method, treatment and vaccine. Kerkhove said the WHO’s technical advisory group on the evolution of the virus is in discussion with its southern African colleagues. “We are meeting again tomorrow,” he said. We are calling a special meeting to discuss this, not to give a warning, but because we have this system. We will bring these scientists together and discuss what it means and also what could be the time frame to find a solution for them.
So far 10 cases of infection have been reported from this variant. These cases have come out in Botswan, South Africa and Hong Kong. South Africa’s health minister announced on Thursday that the new variant appears to be growing rapidly in the country. The corona virus keeps changing its form as the infection spreads and its new forms appear, some of which are quite fatal but sometimes they also end on their own. Scientists keep an eye out for possible forms that could be more contagious or deadly. Scientists also try to find out whether the new form can affect public health.
More than 89,000 people died of infection in South Africa
Meanwhile, the British government announced that it was banning flights to and from South Africa and five other southern African countries from 12 noon on Friday and anyone who has recently arrived from those countries should be tested for COVID-19. Should be taken South Africa has a population of about 60 million and has reported more than 2.9 million cases of Kovid-19. At the same time, more than 89,000 people have died due to infection.