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05:20  01 march  2021
05:20  01 march  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

Covid-19: South Africa lowers its health alert level

 Covid-19: South Africa lowers its health alert level © REUTERS - POOL South African President Cyril Ramaphosa receives a first dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the Khayelitsha hospital near Cape Town, February 17, 2021. For a few weeks now, the peak of its second wave of the epidemic has been passed, and the vaccination campaign has now been launched among health personnel. With the slowdown in contaminations, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced further easing of restrictions on Sunday evening.

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After a spectacular drop in cases between 2000 and 2016 thanks to intensive vaccination campaigns, measles has since been resurgent, due in particular to mistrust of vaccines in developed countries. Fears surrounding the combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) jab can be traced back to a fraudulent and long-since debunked 1998 study that linked the vaccine to autism. Seth Berkley, chief executive of of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, called the 2019 case numbers "alarming". " Covid - 19 has resulted in dangerous declines in immunisation coverage, leading to increased risk of measles outbreaks," he said.

  Covid-19 en Afrique du Sud : une « baisse spectaculaire » des cas cases © Supplied by Le Point

L South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on the evening of Sunday February 28 a further reduction in restrictions on Monday imposed to stem the spread of Covid-19 in the most affected country on the continent, after a "spectacular drop" in the number of contaminations. This relief, which comes into effect from this Sunday at midnight (22:00 GMT), will allow a resumption of most economic activities in South Africa , which have been severely damaged by the virus.

In a televised address, Cyril Ramaphosa reported a constant drop in contamination and hospital admissions over the past eight weeks. "Thanks to the drop in the number of infections, the country can now ease some restrictions on travel and economic activity," he said. "We are doing it cautiously," added the South African president.

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An agreement with Johnson & Johnson

As a result, South Africa goes directly from alert level 3 to alert level 1 , on a scale of 5. The national curfew is also shortened and will now be in effect between midnight and 4 a.m. According to the head of state, South Africa has registered just under 10,000 new cases of Covid-19 in the past week, compared to more than 40,000 in the last week of January and around 90 000 during the last week of December.

He attributed this "dramatic drop" to public health measures, changes in behavior and the acquisition of immunity in those previously infected. Some restrictive measures had already been eased on February 1 with a reduction in the duration of the curfew while the sale of alcohol and the holding of religious gatherings had again been authorized.

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After a spectacular drop in cases between 2000 and 2016 thanks to intensive vaccination campaigns, measles has since been resurgent, due in particular to mistrust of vaccines in developed countries. Fears surrounding the combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) jab can be traced back to a fraudulent and long-since debunked 1998 study that linked the vaccine to autism. Seth Berkley, chief executive of of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, called the 2019 case numbers "alarming". " COVID - 19 has resulted in dangerous declines in immunisation coverage, leading to increased risk of measles outbreaks," he said.

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On Saturday, South Africa received a second delivery of vaccines from the American laboratory Johnson & Johnson . Accused of being slow to acquire vaccines when the country is by far the most affected on the continent, the South African government has reached an agreement for the delivery of 11 million doses with Johnson & Johnson, including 2.8 million are expected during the second quarter. In addition, 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine have also been ordered, while 12 million doses are expected from the device Covax , intended to supply the less favored countries, according to Cyril Ramaphosa.

Since the start of the pandemic, South Africa has recorded more than 1.5 million infections and 50,000 deaths. The authorities' objective is to vaccinate around 40 million people, or 67% of the population, by the end of 2021.

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