The novel coronavirus remains in the headlines these days due to various reasons.
According to the latest reports, more than 500 flights have been cancelled at a major airport in Easter, China. This came after workers there have tested positive for Covid 19.
South China Morning Post revealed that the health authorities in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, said routine testing detected the coronavirus in samples from nine cleaners at Nanjing Lukou International Airport, prompting tests on more staff.
It seems that authorities found nine Covid-19 cases and five asymptomatic infections, while three positive samples were awaiting further diagnosis.
“The 17 patients are cleaners in the airport … who mainly work in the airport and on planes, so it is more likely that the infections are related to imported cases,” Nanjing Health Commission director Fang Zhongyou said. He added that health authorities were still tracing the source of the cluster.
“When we mass test the city, we will need to coordinate with the vaccination programme,” Fang said.
He continued and said:
“We still need to boost vaccination and build a higher immunity barrier to lay a more solid foundation for us to fight the outbreak.”
It’s been also revealed that China has used mass testing, contract tracing, border control and vaccination in order to battle sporadic outbreaks of the coronavirus. We suggest that you check out the complete original article in order to learn all the available details about the subject.
Delta to become the dominant strain globally
Earlier today, we revealed that the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus which is causing the disease Covid 19 is now lingering in 124 countries, and it will soon become the dominant strain globally in the upcoming months.
This strain is reportedly outcompeting other variants, according to the WHO.
Stay tuned for more news about the novel virus, and make sure to stay safe.