'Delta variant' alert in South Africa

‘Delta variant’ alert in South Africa

In the Republic of South Africa, the country where the new type of corona virus (Covid-19) cases are most common in Africa, the level of measures has been increased due to the increasing number of cases and deaths.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his address to the nation, stated that the measures have been increased to the 4th level to prevent the increase in the number of cases and deaths in recent weeks.

Ramaphosa stated that the Delta variant of Covid-19 is seen in 5 states of the country.

As part of the new level of measures, a curfew will be imposed between 21.00-04.00, and legal action will be taken against those who do not wear masks.

Schools in the country will go on holiday from June 30. Organizations and workplaces that are not required to work will close at 20:00 at the latest. Door-to-door sales will only be carried out in restaurants.

All kinds of religious and political gatherings are banned in the country. A maximum of 50 people can attend funerals. As part of the new measures, the sale of alcohol is also prohibited.

The new level of measures decided to be implemented for the next 14 days will come into effect as of midnight.

In the Republic of South Africa, the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks is cause for concern. According to the data of the Ministry of Health, the results of the Covid-19 tests of 15 thousand 36 people in the last 24 hours were positive, and the total number of Covid-19 cases rose to 1 million 928 thousand 987.

Due to the epidemic, 122 people died in the last 24 hours, and the total number of deaths reached 59 thousand 900.

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