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South Africa is preparing to face a new wave of the Corona virus and sets one condition to end the closure
Corona virus in South Africa

South Africa, the primary industrial country in the African region, is currently preparing to face a new wave of the Corona virus, while adhering to the precautionary measures

In a related context, the director of the responsible national vaccination program in South Africa revealed that the country's measures to limit the spread of the Corona virus may reduce the severity of the next wave of infections.

In this regard, the most advanced African country in industry has administered doses to about a third of its 40 million adults, and has maintained preventive measures including curfews, restrictions on gathering and the mandatory use of masks in public places, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

On the other hand, the country witnessed the worst outbreak of Corona on the continent, with about three million infections and about 90,000 deaths recorded.

"If we continue to adhere to social distancing, there will be a fourth wave though, but it will be moderate," Nicholas Crisp, deputy director-general of the South African Ministry of Health, revealed in an interview.

South Africa begins vaccinating children from the age of 12 and beyond against Corona

And during the previous days, South Africa began vaccinating children from 12 years of age and older against the Corona virus (Covid-19), becoming the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to do so.

The Ministry of Health announced that at least 3.25 million boys and girls will be vaccinated by January 2022. These children will initially receive a single dose of the Pfizer/Biontech vaccine.

Some 11 million people have been fully vaccinated, out of South Africa's population of 60 million.

South Africa has recorded 3 million cases of Covid-19 so far, becoming the country most affected by the virus in Africa.