India Cargo Ship in South Africa: Due to this news, there has been apprehension that the B1.617 form of the virus responsible for the horrific wave of Corona virus in India has also reached South Africa.
A senior port official, on the condition of keeping his identity secret, said that at least 200 personnel were working on the vessel and about three thousand tonnes of rice were being unloaded from the ship since Sunday evening. Rice was loaded in 50-50 kg sacks. This news has led to apprehension that the B.1.617 form of the virus responsible for the horrific wave of corona virus in India has also reached South Africa. South Africa’s Health Minister Jweli Makhije has assured the people that all the people who come in contact with the ship are being identified. He said that direct flights to and from India have already been banned.