the day Europe restricted flights to and from Maputo, Mozambique had recorded five new cases of infection, zero admissions and zero deaths from COVID-19. The situation was similar in other South African countries as well. In contrast, most European countries faced a Dramatic wave of new infections,
South African scientist A. were able to trace and sequence SARS-CoV-2 . new version of, At the same time, he publicized his discovery transparently. Instead of applause, the country was punished. South Africa as well as neighboring countries were punished. Instead of offering to work together with Africans, European governments turned their backs and closed in on their own affairs.
Borders are not closed, people are closed. Economies, societies, paths of progress are closed. The punishment we are now under will only exacerbate the terrible poverty that the citizens of these countries are facing because of the isolation imposed by the pandemic.
Once again science has been taken hostage by politics. Once again a cloud of fear descended. Once again selfishness prevailed. The lack of cohesion already existed (and naturally accepted) Shocking disparity in the distribution of vaccines, While Europe is discussing fourth and fifth doses, the vast majority of Africans did not benefit from a single dose. African countries such as Botswana, which paid for the vaccines, found with surprise that these vaccines were shipped to wealthy countries.
The European continent, which declares itself to be the cradle of science, has forgotten the most basic scientific principles. without evidence of such geographical origin and without any evidence of its actual gravity, European governments imposed sanctions Immediate Impact on People’s Movement Governments have done the easiest and least effective thing: they erected walls to create a false illusion of security. It was conceivable that new forms would appear inside and outside the walls erected by Europe. But there is no inside or outside. Viruses mutate without geographical distinction. There can be two senses of justice. But there are no two epidemics.
African countries were once again discriminated against. It is easy to imagine the economic and social impact of these recent measures. But southern Africa is far away. It is no longer just a matter of lack of solidarity. It is about working against science and against humanity.