As several continents are battling with the easiest way possible to overcome the Pandemic COVID-19 and all the effects it came with, each is undertaking the possible measures to minimize and probably eliminate it.
Several countries, for example, Uganda, are currently facing a second wave that is targeting the majority who are the children and youth.
Thousands of people through public medical centres, private medical centres, companies, organisations and at are individual basis are endeavouring to secure and take the first COVID-19 jab.
Unlike in UK, signs of early stages of the third wave of coronavirus infections have been identified, as a scientific advisor to the UK Government said.
Prof Ravi Gupta, from the University of Cambridge, said although new cases were “relatively low” the Indian variant had fuelled “exponential growth”.
On Monday, the UK reported more than 3,000 new Covid infections for a sixth day in a row.
He said: “Of course the numbers of cases are relatively low at the moment – all waves start with low numbers of cases that grumble in the background and then become explosive, so the key here is that what we are seeing here is the signs of an early wave.”
However, he said the number of people who had been vaccinated in the UK meant this wave would probably take longer to emerge than previous ones.
We’ve heard a lot recently about the small rise in cases across the UK, especially linked to the more transmissible variant first identified in India, now known as Delta.
Here’s some of the latest local outbreaks that we’ve reported on today:
- In Leek in the West Midlands, nearly 1,000 pupils and staff are self-isolating after an outbreak which experts believe is the Delta variant. People who visited two pubs on certain days near the end of May are also being urged to get tested
- In Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, health chiefs say there’s a “significant outbreak” with many cases linked to pub visits on 22 May. Extra mobile testing has been set up
- A cluster of the Delta variant has also been identified in Conwy in North Wales. The Welsh health minister says it’s “very serious” and could affect the planned easing of restrictions.