Inspiring news from South Africa.
The African nation announced on Thursday that a fourth wave of the corona virus, driven by the Omigran variant, could have “reached its peak”, without a significant increase in hospital and mortality, according to a government report.
It was reported that several restrictions were removed, including The night curfew imposed for 21 months came to an end.
The South African health department recorded nearly 90,000 cases in the week ending December 25, down nearly 30% from the 128,000 infections recorded in the previous week.
Ómicron was first detected in South Africa last November. Gauteng Province, the most populous province in the country, has become the center of a new variant that operates on a record of epidemics around the world.
But, since last December 17th Cases are rapidly declining In almost all the provinces of this country.
“Although the Omigran variant is highly contagious, it has lower hospital and mortality rates than previous waves. This indicates that the country has the potential to admit patients even to routine health services,” the government statement said.
Daily Omigron cases in South Africa are declining rapidly within a month of skyrocketing
“There has been a slight increase in the number of deaths in all provinces,” the document added.
The world has been focusing and searching on the evolution of cases in this country since the discovery of variation in South Africa Clues to Omigron Behavior.
Proposed South African studies that this variation may be less severe were echoed with similar results in countries such as the United Kingdom and Denmark.
Now, after a sharp drop in epidemics, many countries expect to see similar behavior It is difficult to expand on the South African example.
South Africa has a young average age and a high level of immunity from both vaccination and previous exposure to the virus.
In addition, it is summer in the southern hemisphere, which facilitates outdoor activities that reduce the potential for the virus to spread.
End of restrictions
Promoting South African data has prompted authorities to lift restrictions Imposed from March 2020.
In it, the veto on mass movement ended between midnight and 4:00 p.m. Businesses will again get permission to sell liquor under a regular license, instead of closing at 11:00 pm.
Masks Are still mandatory And the public is still urged to follow public health protocols and get vaccinated.
Meetings are limited to 1,000 people inside the home and 2,000 outside or only 50% of the capacity of the place to allow social exclusion.
Authorities will continue Monitor the situation and make changes if necessary Or increases hospital stress.
Nearly 3.5 million Govt-19 cases have been reported in South Africa More than 90,000 deaths When it comes to epidemics, more than any other country in Africa.
Vaccine levels in this country are not as high as in other resource-rich countries around the world, although they have improved in recent weeks. Out of a total population of 59 million, more than 15.6 million have been fully vaccinated.
Remember the rest of the world
The South African case, at this time, is in conflict with the rest of the world, where Omigron is provoked Achievement levels of infection Daily in countries like USA, UK and France.
However, although hospital pressure is increasing, it is not doing so at the same rate as in previous waves, thanks to the largely vaccinated population.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a “tsunami” of infectious diseases driven by delta and omigron types that will overwhelm health systems.
Although the first studies point to the low severity of Omigran, its high infectious potential and high probability of its relapse make many people sick at the same time, which continues to pose a constant threat to hospitals and primary care centers.