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South Africa Identifies a New Virus; Europe Strengthen Its Defense

November 26, 2021 |

Governments across Europe are on high alert as South Africa discloses a new Covid-19 variant, sparking fears of a resurgence.

In recent weeks, the continent has faced a surge in cases and protests, prompting officials to implement booster programs and strict lockdowns.

Understanding the Impact of the New Variant

Scientists are racing to assess the new, highly mutated strain found in South Africa, which is believed to be more contagious than the Delta variant.

“This is the most significant variant we have encountered to date,” says Britain’s health agency chief, Jennie Harries.

Escalating Measures Across Europe

European countries are intensifying booster efforts and imposing stricter measures as cases soar to record levels. Authorities in the Netherlands are preparing for potential riots amid a partial lockdown announcement due to a medical bed crisis.

In response to the escalating situation, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Portugal are implementing additional measures. These measures include ramping up vaccination campaigns, tightening restrictions on public gatherings, and enhancing testing and tracing capabilities.


Europe is mobilizing its vaccination campaign, with France expanding booster accessibility and the EU authorizing vaccines for children aged five to eleven. As the continent battles against the pandemic’s resurgence, vigilance and proactive measures are crucial in mitigating its impact.


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