January 16, 2022

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South Africa stops tracking, most people have met the virus

South Africa stops tracking, most people have met the virus

If someone has been in contact with an infected person, they should only be tested if they develop symptoms.

Pretoria. South Africa The Republic stops tracing the contacts of people who have tested positive COVID-19. The health office said in a bulletin sent to the regions that the majority of the population had already contracted the disease there.

Only contacts related to major outbreaks, such as schools, welfare homes, prisons, or large social institutions, will continue to be traced. Involved. AFP reported the decision.

“Contact tracing will end immediately, except for gatherings and positive tests in closed facilities,” the health office said.

He added, “The percentage of people who have developed immunity, whether after infection or through vaccination, is high.” The office added that a large percentage of the infected people survived the disease without symptoms, and only a small percentage of cases infected with the disease were examined.

If someone has been in contact with an infected person, they should only be tested if they show symptoms of Covid-19. Otherwise, it is enough to avoid densely populated places for five to seven days and constantly cover your mouth and nose.

Statistics from the South African Institute of Infectious Diseases (NICD) show that nearly 3.4 million people have been infected out of the country’s 60 million since the pandemic began. More than 90,000 people have died from the virus.

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