The country’s parliament building caught fire in the South African capital, Cape Town, on Sunday. AFP reporters at the scene said. At around 11:30 am on Sunday, Bangladesh firefighters were seen trying to control a large flame and smoke from the parliament building.
A spokesman for Cape Town’s emergency services told AFP the roof of the building had caught fire. Fire is also seen in the National Assembly building. Asking for more manpower to put out the fire, he said the fire has not been brought under control yet. There are also reports of various walls of the building collapsing.
Pictures published on social media show fire and smoke billowing from many sides of the roof of one of the parliament buildings. However, it is not yet known how the fire started in the building.
That parliament in Cape Town has more than one building in three parts. This includes the first and oldest building. The building was built in 184. The other two parts of the South African National Assembly building were built in the 1920s and the other in the 1980s.
In April last year, part of the library of the University of Cape Town was damaged by fire. There were many unique publications of Africa preserved there.
Coronavirus infections are on the rise again in India. The country’s health ministry is concerned about the rise in corona infections in key cities, including Delhi. According to the Ministry of Health, in the previous 24 hours till Saturday morning, 22,075 new corona in India The patient has been identified. News Reuters.
According to the Indian Ministry of Health, the number of people infected with the coronavirus is rapidly increasing in the country’s most densely populated cities. Notable among these are New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal.
Indian media NDTV reports that a new record has been set for the detection of coronavirus in Delhi on Saturday after last May. On this day, the number of identified patients has increased by 50 percent and 2,618 new patients have been identified. The detection rate is about 3.84. At that time one person died due to infection in Corona. On May 21, the corona of three thousand people was identified in one day in Delhi.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said on Saturday that in such a scenario, whether further sanctions would be imposed would be reviewed. However, he claimed that the number of hospital admissions due to corona is not yet alarming.
In West Bengal, 3,450 new cases have been identified in 24 hours. At least 1,950 of them were found in the state capital Kolkata. So far, 18 patients have been diagnosed with amyloidosis in the state.
In such a situation, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation has declared 16 residential areas of Kolkata as ‘Micro Containment Zones’. Areas where corona has been identified among more than five inhabitants are included in this zone. The municipal authorities have imposed a ban on the residents of these areas to leave their respective areas to prevent corona infection.
Ajay Chakraborty, director of the West Bengal health department, said they were meeting with hospital authorities to prepare private hospitals to ensure treatment for patients in case of infection.
Last year, India fell victim to the Corona. About 4 lakh patients were diagnosed daily in the country during the peak period of infection due to delta type. However, since then, the number of new patients has dropped to less than 10,000. A new type of corona was also identified in India after the amicron type was introduced in South Africa last month. Since then, the number of people infected with corona has been increasing.