South Africa’s Minister of Health: South Africa will welcome the peak of the second wave of the epidemic. A vaccine has not yet been developed.
Johannesburg, December 4 Since the South African government announced that the “national disaster state” will be extended due to the COVID-19 epidemic to January 15 next year, South Africa’s Health Minister Mukez inspected the epidemic prevention work in the Garden Avenue area with severe COVID-19 on the 4th.
He warned that once the epidemic spread in the Eastern Cape, where Garden Avenue District spreads, it is likely to usher in South Africa with the second peak of the COVID-19 epidemic.
At the same time, Mukez pointed out that there is no effective vaccine to curb the spread of the epidemic, so the public must not take it lightly and relax.
Recently, with the approach of Christmas in South Africa and the increase in the frequency of people traveling, the COVID-19 epidemic in South Africa has rebounded.
In particular, there have been many cluster transmission incidents in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape provinces, which have made the outside world full of concerns about South Africa’s prospects for fighting against the COVID-19 epidemic.
In response, Mukez admitted that the current epidemic situation, if not taken effective measures to control it, is likely to become a “great problem” that the South African people have to face.
In addition, Mukez also responded to the problem of vaccines. He revealed that it will take at least a few months for South Africa to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, so the people of South Africa must unite as one and strictly abide by the epidemic prevention regulations at present.”
At the moment, each of us realizes that a vaccine is the best way to solve the problem, but it does not come yet, so we can’t slack off in the face of the epidemic.” He said.
As of press time, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa reached 800,872 and the number of deaths was 21,803.