The B.1.1.529 version is now added to the South African variants list, following Beta in 2020 and C.1.2 in 2021. Scientists are concerned about this variant.
Scientists have announced that a new Covid-19 type has been discovered in South Africa. South Africa is officially the country most affected by the pandemic.
“We have unfortunately discovered a new variant that is a concern in South Africa.”said virologist Tulio de Oliveira at a press conference.
The variant B.1.1.529 is characterized by a number “Extremely high”According to South African scientists, who previously identified the contagious Beta variant of the virus, mutations could be caused by these changes. Scientists are still unsure about the effectiveness of anti-Covid vaccinations against this new strain of the virus.
This variant is undoubtedly the cause of the rise in sales “Exponential”According to Joe Phaahla (Minister of Health), contamination has occurred in the last few weeks. He was present at the press conference.
Another case was reported in Hong Kong and Botswana, where the victim had returned from South Africa.
South Africa, which is most likely to be affected by the pandemic, fears that there will be a new round of cases by the end the year. It is home to more than 2 million people and has caused more than 89,000.
The spread of the contagious Delta variant is dominating the worldwide pandemic. It was initially discovered in India.