2021-06-11

Epidemic rebound causes South Africa to extend “national disaster status”

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(Fighting the new crown pneumonia) The rebound of the epidemic caused South Africa to extend its “national disaster status”

China News Service, Johannesburg, June 11 (Reporter Wang Xi) South Africa local time on the evening of June 10, at the President At the government’s regular press conference, the acting Minister of Planning, Supervision and Evaluation of the President’s Office Khumbudzo Ntshavheni announced to the public that due to the rebound of the new crown pneumonia epidemic and the third wave of epidemic peaks, the South African government decided Extend the duration of the “State of National Disaster”.

Epidemic rebound causes South Africa to extend “national disaster status”

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p > On February 26, local time, a new crown pneumonia virus detection site in Johannesburg, South Africa. The situation of prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic in South Africa is getting better, with fewer than 1,000 newly confirmed new crown pneumonia cases in a single day for three consecutive days. Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Xi

The announcement of this news means that South Africa’s “national disaster state” will continue until at least July 15 this year. In fact, since the South African government announced on March 15, 2020 that it had entered a “national disaster state” and implemented relevant national disaster regulations, the South African government has continued to extend the “national disaster state” since the epidemic has not improved.

Entshaveni explained that the purpose of extending the duration of the “State of National Disaster” is to gain more time for the people and government of South Africa to deal with the new crown pneumonia epidemic, and to speed up the vaccination of the people during this period The progress of the vaccine.

According to data released by the South African Ministry of Health that day, South Africa has now vaccinated nearly 1.5 million people against the new crown pneumonia. At the same time, as the vaccines ordered by the South African government are in place one after another, vaccination work across South Africa is speeding up.

Recently, South Africa welcomes the third wave of epidemic peaks since the first confirmed case of new coronary pneumonia was discovered on March 5, 2020, including Gauteng, Western Cape, Free State and many other places. System resources have been in a hurry. In particular, on June 9th and 10th, the number of newly diagnosed cases in a single day for two consecutive days approached the 10,000 cases (8881, 9149 cases), which aroused the anxiety of South African society about the anti-epidemic work.

As of press time, the total number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in South Africa has reached 17,22086, and the total number of deaths is 57410. It is the country with the most severe outbreak of new coronary pneumonia on the African continent. (End)