Chinanews.com, December 25 Recently, the impact of mutant novel coronavirus found in the United Kingdom has affected many countries, and Germany confirmed the first case of mutant virus infection on December 24.
At the same time, the emergence of mutant viruses in South Africa is also of concern, and the Ministry of Health said that the second wave of emotions is spreading “exponentially”.
At present, many countries have announced restrictions to deal with the entry of mutant viruses, and some countries have accelerated the launch of vaccination efforts to curb the spread of the epidemic.
The first case of mutant virus infection appeared in Germany.
The second wave of epidemic in South Africa spread “at an exponential level”.
As of the evening of December 24 local time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Germany exceeded 1.6 million. On the same day, the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany confirmed the country’s first case of mutant virus infection.
The confirmed patient is a woman who returned to Bevere from the United Kingdom via Frankfurt Airport on December 20. At present, she is in home quarantine.
In addition to the mutant virus found in the UK, the recent mutant virus found in South Africa has also attracted attention.
South Africa’s Ministry of Health pointed out on the 23rd that the second wave of the epidemic is spreading “exponentially” and developing faster than the first wave, so the government is considering introducing stricter restrictions.
South Africa’s Ministry of Health has said that recent clinical epidemiological observations have found that more and more young South Africans are infected with the novel coronavirus. The study found a kind called 501.
V2″ variant strain of COVID-19 may be one of the reasons for the above situation and the accelerated spread of the virus.
Many countries restrict the entry of British and South African tourists.
Some countries have started to vaccinate against the novel coronavirus.
The successive discovery of mutant viruses in the United Kingdom and South Africa has aroused many vigilance. In order to prevent the introduction of mutant viruses, the UK suspended flights to and from South Africa since December 23.
In addition, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Switzerland, El Salvador, Turkey, Israel, the Netherlands and Mauritius have suspended flights to and from South Africa.
On the same day, Brazil said that all flights from Brazil to and from the United Kingdom will be suspended from the 25th; New Jersey said on the 24th that the governor required all passengers from the United Kingdom to Newark International Airport to provide negative results for the virus test within 72 hours before arriving in the state; Poland said on the 24th that the country’s medical staff would Fly to the UK to speed up virus testing at the UK-French border; Jordan has decided to closely monitor people with recent British travel history.
In order to curb the spread of the epidemic, many countries have accelerated the launch of COVID-19 vaccination.
On the 24th local time, Chile, Mexico and Kuwait officially launched vaccination. On the same day, France officially approved the use of the coronavirus vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and German biotechnology companies.
In the United States, the number of people who had been vaccinated for the first dose of the vaccine by the morning of the 23rd has exceeded one million, though this is far from the federal government’s goal of vaccinated 20 million Americans by the end of 2020.
Bulgaria will deliver 100,000 doses of vaccine on the 26th and start vaccination on the 27th; Kenya said that the coronavirus vaccine will be included in the national immunization plan, and Kenyan citizens will enjoy free vaccination.