A third wave of the Coronavirus pandemic?. Unfortunately, it’s sadly true that a third wave of the coronavirus is hitting most of Europe much faster than before. This third wave is reported to have been caused by the new, more infectious and deadlier variant of the virus first identified in the UK.
The rise in new cases and deaths has left some European governments no other option than to tighten the lockdown restrictions once again.
What Does This Mean For Africa
With countries like Zimbabwe having their borders and airports functional, there’s a possibility that this third wave can hit. The new variant of the virus is ravaging across richer and well developed European countries, we can only hope and pray that it never reaches the boarders of Africa ’cause if it does, So Help Us, God
What Can I Do In The Mean Time?
If you live in a country that has lessened its lockdown measures due to fewer/no coronavirus cases, all you can do is observe the covid19 safety protocols. Mask-up always, sanitize/wash hands regularly and avoid travelling unless if you really have to.
I have been vaccinated, what does this mean for me?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a person who is vaccinated against COVID-19 can still be infected with or “carry” the virus that causes COVID-19 while not feeling sick or having symptoms. In short, if you have been vaccinated it is wise to keep on observing the COVID-19 safety precautions.
Is The Third Wave In Africa Yet?
According to The Health Policy Watch‘s post of 12 March, “Kenya has officially announced a third wave of the COVID-19 outbreak this week, while the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Africa region reported a “slight uptick in cases and an upward trend in 12 countries, including in Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Cameroon.””
In Conclusion officials in EU countries have warned of the high risk of a further increase in infections. Lockdown measures in countries that have faced the covid-19 third wave have been tightened. Vaccinated or not people should wear a well-fitted face mask, wash hands and try to keep physically distant.