New countries report local spread cases this Friday Omicron variant of the corona virus, Though The WHO said there were “no reports” of any deaths.
In October, 74,893 deaths were reported in connection with the Kovit-19 virus, according to Russian statistics Rosstad, the worst month in the country since the outbreak, with a total of 520,000 deaths.
More than a week South Africa Will announce the discovery of this new variant, Whose characteristics are not yet known, but which is causing panic around the world, the list of affected countries and the number of cases is growing non-stop.
As of noon on Friday, 109 cases had been reported across the European Economic Area (EU and Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)., According to the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC).
A total of ten cases have been confirmed in the United States, Two of them correspond to patients who do not go abroad, which also indicates that the spreads are now local.
Australia announced its first three cases in Sydney on Friday, Despite a ban on foreigners entering the country and air restrictions on South Africa.
Spain has also found its first local case, A 62-year-old man who never traveled anywhere was vaccinated.
Tunisia and Mexico announced the first cases on Friday, and Mexican Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez-Cadell used the opportunity to denounce the closure of borders as not an effective measure to control differences.
Francesco Rocca, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC), told the AFP that the appearance of this variation was “a definite proof” of the danger of inequality, recalling the “threat of seeing the latest variations. Where the vaccination rate is too low.”
Many are unknown
As many countries test the new variant, he said, “we have more cases, more information and – though I do not believe – deaths.”
In total, The omicron has been found in 38 countries And the variation is now widespread in all six regions WHOThe WHO Technical Manager for Covit-19 said, Mary Van Kerkov, During the same press conference.
The WHO A South African study has found that the risk of re-covid-19 shrinkage in Omigran is three times higher than in beta and delta variants, so it is already “possible” that the variant may spread worldwide.
On South Africa, The new variant is already in effect and health officials have reported an increase in infections in children, although it is not yet known if this is relevant. Omigron.
New restrictions in Germany
Since the appearance of the dominant and already highly contagious delta, the variant of the Covit-19 has not caused so much panic.
Announcements of drastic measures and travel restrictions are on the rise around the world.
On Germany, Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Thursday that she was tightening controls on those who have not been vaccinated, Which should be controlled in practice and minimize their interactions.
The draft law on compulsory vaccination will be tabled in the German parliament in February or March. Austria, Which has again restricted its population, and in Greece, it has reduced the deadline for the third dose. In France, nine cases of omigran have been confirmed.
Switzerland, on the other hand, will abolish compulsory isolation of vaccinated persons from entering the country on Saturday, but will tighten testing requirements.
In Asia, a day after Singapore announced two cases, neighboring Malaysia and Sri Lanka filed their first cases on Friday, each involving travelers returning from Africa.
Currently, the Director-General of the WHO, Tetros Adonom Caprese, Vaccine coverage and adequate detection levels, especially in Africa, are said to be “the perfect recipe for variations on breeding and reproduction”.
Many companies, including Moderna, AstraZeneca, Pfizer / BioNTech and Novavax, have expressed confidence in the ability to develop the Omigron vaccine.
Russia has also been targeting this variant specifically in its version of Sputnik V.
According to AFP, Govt-19 has killed at least 5,233,111 people worldwide and affected nearly 265 million people by the end of 2019.