New mutant virus spreads rapidly in South Africa May be more infectious than Delta strain
South African health officials announced on the 25th that the mutant virus “B.1.1.529” of the new coronavirus is spreading rapidly mainly in Gauteng, where the largest city such as Johannesburg is located.
There are more than 30 mutations in the virus, and experts point out that it is “quite different.” It is said that it is more infectious than the Delta strain and may pass through immune attacks to some extent. However, the severity rate and the effect on the effect of the vaccine are unknown, and the WHO = World Health Organization is expected to meet on the 26th to discuss measures.
Under these circumstances, the British government has announced that as a precautionary measure, the flight from six countries including South Africa will be postponed from noon on the 26th.
The re-spread of infection in Europe is also serious. In Germany, the number of new infections per day reached a record high of about 76,000, and the number of deaths to date has exceeded 100,000.
On the other hand, in France, where the number of newly infected people exceeds 30,000 every day, the “health pass” required for using restaurants etc. will be invalidated if the additional vaccination is not received after January 15th next year. It was announced that it would be. The booster vaccination must be done within 7 months after the completion of the second vaccination.