Germany confirmed the discovery of the first two cases
The German Ministry of Health in Bavaria on Saturday confirmed the detection of the first two cases of the South African variant Omigran in the country. They entered the country from Munich on November 24 as a couple already isolated.
Reintroduces masks and PCR for UK travelers
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the announcement today, Saturday New regulations to combat the Omicron variant of the corona virusThis includes wearing masks in stores and on public transport and subjecting vaccinated travelers to PCR testing instead of antigen testing upon arrival in the UK.
At a press conference, the conservative leader removed all restrictions in the UK before the summer, emphasizing the importance of “buying time” and reducing epidemics until experts determine the effect of the new variant. “It spreads very quickly” and “among those with a complete vaccination schedule,” he said.
The United States agrees that the new variant may not have already been detected
Chief Adviser to the U.S. Government on Medical Issues, Anthony Fossie, Admitted this Saturday that it was possible A new variant of Govit-19 found in South Africa has already reached the United States, but has not yet been discovered.
“I would not be surprised if it is here, we have not detected it yet. If you have a virus, it spreads very easily and while there are already cases in other countries as a result of the trip,” It will reach almost everywhere, “said Fauci In an interview on NBC.
The Netherlands is looking for 5,000 people from Africa to test covid
Dutch authorities are trying to find about 5,000 people who arrived last week to be tested for the corona virus from some country in South Africa. 61 people who tested positive after coming from South Africa are examining whether they have the new Omigron variant.
The UK detected two cases of the Omicron variant
The British Ministry of Health has confirmed that two infections have been identified in South Africa this week with variants of the corona virus. And keeps the world alert to its mutations and its potential high contagion.
Two of these “persons related to going to South Africa” are isolated in their homes.
India is set to review new types of travel restrictions
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday ordered a review of plans to ease international travel restrictions In fear of the new Omigron variant of Govit-19.
The Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement that Modi had asked officials to review plans to ease restrictions on international travel in the face of new information about the variance found in South Africa.
Oxford scientist sees “very rapid” development of a vaccine against the Omigran variant
Professor Andrew Pollard, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group and has led research on the Oxford / Astrogenogen Corona virus vaccine. It is considered “highly unlikely” that this new variant will spread strongly among people who have already been vaccinated Delta variant with “as seen last year”.
However, if that happens, “he promised.“Because” the processes of making a new vaccine can be operated very quickly as they are better and better oiled.
Germany examines possible case of new variant of Govit-19
The first possible case of Omigran was recorded in Germany, In a person returning from South Africa. “It is very possible that the Omigron variant has reached Germany,” Guy Klose, the Hesse region’s social affairs minister, said on Twitter.
The tests carried out on the passenger on Friday “revealed many things,” Klose said Typical omigron mutations “.
South Africa refuses to close borders for its citizens
The South African government considers it true that its scientists discovered a new variant of the corona virus, Omigron. “Punishing” the country.
“These travel barriers Rapid detection of South Africa with its advanced genetic sequencing capabilities and new variants. The merits of science should be appreciated and not punished, ”says an official statement.
Moderna claims to be developing a booster vaccine for the Omigron variant
The American pharmaceutical company Moderna says it is developing a booster vaccine that specifically protects against the new variant of the corona virus found in South Africa.
“Moderna will quickly develop a vaccine candidate for a specific booster dose for Omigron,” the company said in a statement.
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