Belgian Prime Minister Says New Variant Heralds Arrival of ‘COVID-21’

The Prime Minister of Belgium says the new mutant variant of coronavirus is so potentially devastating that it should be called ‘COVID-21’. Yes, really.

Alexander De Croo made the comments during a press conference after international markets plummeted in response to the news that the ‘Nu’ variant of the virus had been discovered in Botswana and spread across South Africa.

“You could say that this is Covid-21 instead of Covid-19: it is three times more infectious than the original virus,” said De Croo.

His remarks came in the aftermath of sustained media panic over the new mutation and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) describing the variant as “the worst one we’ve seen so far.”

It was confirmed that the B.1.1.529 variant had reached Europe after it was detected in someone who had entered Belgium after traveling to Egypt.

Some European countries are already tightening COVID restrictions despite the fact that very little is known about the new strain and it could take weeks to determine if it is a major threat.

However, international alarm over the mutation was questioned by South Africa’s medical chief Dr. Angelique Coetzee, who described the response as a “storm in a teacup.”

According to Coetzee, South Africa has only recorded “very very mild cases” of the variant so far.


5 Replies to “Belgian Prime Minister Says New Variant Heralds Arrival of ‘COVID-21’”

  1. phpstolle

    Well, before people get ill they call it “devastating”. That also when they even don’t know the COVID19 virus on its fullest. This is a plandemic. Lets cathis South Africa strain the Apartheid Variant Virus.

    1. Jakeem Boetha

      Apartheid legislation was repealed on 17 June 1991.

      Your comment is both ignorant of history and racially prejudiced.

      1. phpstolle

        Not racism. Just reusing the Apartheid on matters that affect any race, as separation between vaxxers and non vaxxers is imminent.