The Vatican has rescheduled December celebrations due to an increase in lawsuits
The Vatican has decided to change the format and schedule of some traditional December celebrations as corona virus cases are on the rise in Europe. Among those changes, Pope Benedict spokesman Matteo Bruni announced This year Pope Francis goes “alone” to pray in front of the portrait of the Virgin on December 8th., Immaculate Conception Day.
In the same way, the Holy See declared Traditional Mass celebrated by the Pope on December 24, Also known as Misa de Gallo, This will be done at 7:30 pm, not 9:30 pm. Regular. The change of time, confirmed by the province of the Pontifical family, indicates that believers are returning to their homes earlier, as the number of corona virus cases in Italy increases and restrictions on movement in Italy are tightened.
The cryptocurrency known as Omicron has increased its value tenfold in the last two days
The price of the hitherto unknown cryptocurrency Omigron has improved since the World Health Organization (WHO) decided to give the new variant of the corona virus the same name.
The digital currency offered a stable price, but this Monday it peaked at $ 700, ten times more than two days ago, according to specialty site CoinMarketCap.
The name chosen by the WHO on Friday to qualify for the new variant found in South Africa sparked the value of this virtual currency created in early November.
Spain recorded the first infection by micron
The first case of a variant of the Omigron corona virus was reported in Spain this Monday to a traveler from South Africa. “The microbiological service at Gregorio Marañón Hospital in Madrid is the first confirmation of the Omigron variant in Spain,” the center said on Twitter.
The hospital clarified that “the patient is well,” while the Madrid Regional Health Ministry explained that “the 51-year-old returned from South Africa with a stop in Amsterdam on November 28.” The Ministry of Health said the Madrid region.
From the United Kingdom to Germany, through Canada, the Netherlands and Israel, many countries have already identified cases related to this variation.
China will send 1 billion vaccines to Africa
Chinese President, Xi Jinping promised to deliver 1 billion doses of vaccines to Africa Against the corona virus in the form of donations or support in local production.
“We must continue the solidarity struggle against Govt. We must make it a priority to protect our people and close the vaccination gap“, The President said during a virtual participation in the China-Africa Cooperation Forum (FOCAC).
Italy: Sinstraps must be used outside in the Friuli area
On Italy – Where they were found Four with the new Omicron variant-, part Friuli Venezia Giulia entered the “Yellow Zone” category this Monday Or due to moderate risk against corona virus An increase in positive cases after six months.
The Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, no longer announced it The use of Sinstrap outdoors is mandatory in this area.
United States: “We are on high alert”
Anthony Fossie, Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Adviser to the White House, He said they were wary in the United States of the emergence of the omigran variant of the corona virus.
“There are no confirmed cases (Omigron) but apparently we are more cautious,” Fassi said on the ABC program Good Morning America. Get ready for the worst. You have to be willing to do anything.
When it is agreed by the consultant Still “there’s a lot we don’t know” About the new variant, “One thing we do know is that those who are vaccinated do much better than those who are not, And especially when you have the reinforcement ”. Encouraging people to get vaccinated, he noted that boosters should be used now.
British Airways has suspended its flights to Hong Kong
British Airways has announced that it will continue to suspend flights to Hong Kong while reviewing the operational requirements of this route, following the isolation of its crew members.
The airline apologized to customers who saw their travel plans changed, saying it was “supporting its employees who are currently isolated in Hong Kong”.
Hong Kong was one of the first places to record a corona virus infection with the Omigron variant.
Argentina: New requirements for travelers from Africa
Ordered by the National Government New requirements Those who wish to enter the country and have previously traveled to Africa.
Passengers entering Argentina must: Vaccination schedule Full; Negative PCR results Made in the country of birth 72 hours prior to arrival; Antigen testing Upon arrival in the country and Isolation And present on the tenth day Another negative PCR test. Non-resident foreigners must also submit Govit-19 Health Insurance, With the security of hospital admission services.
Kuros stressed the importance of the vaccine to reduce the impact of new types
Minister of Health of Buenos Aires, Fernon Kuiros confirmed that if “85 percent of the population could be kept immune,” the damage that new variants of the corona virus, such as Ómicron, could cause would be “less and less.”.
“We do not have definitive data, but the first data indicate that the incidence of the disease is higher than the distortions we have in circulation in the delta,” the minister said.
Quiros noted The importance of determining the effectiveness of existing vaccines against the new corona virus variant.
Scotland and Wales have called for eight days of isolation for those arriving in the UK
The Scottish and Welsh governments have called on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to grant eight days’ isolation to all new entrants to the UK., To stop the Omicron variant of the corona virus.
In a joint letter to Johnson, the Prime Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon and the Prime Minister of Welsh Mark Drakeford urged all foreign travelers to Isolate themselves for eight days and undergo PCR testing on the second and eighth day after arrival..
“We as four nations must work together and efficiently to take all reasonable steps to control the entry of the virus into the country and its spread,” they later told a news conference.
Until now, Six cases of Omigron variant have been found in Scotland, And three have been found in the UK.
G7 emergency meeting of health ministers to develop common plan
Health Ministers of the G7 Developing Countries -France, United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom- They will meet this emergency Monday to develop a common plan for detecting the occurrence of the Omigron variant.
The meeting was convened by the Chairman of the Committee in charge of the United Kingdom, one of the countries that has registered cases of diversity.
Restrictions back in the UK
The UK will return to control due to the corona virus from this Tuesday, before the first cases of the Omigran variant are detected in British territory. In addition, Boris Johnson’s government today called an “emergency” meeting of G7 health ministers to review the situation.
Sinstraps will be mandatory in stores and on public transport from tomorrow, and those involved in positive cases of the new variant of Govt-19 will be subject to 10 days of compulsory self-isolation, as well as new restrictions. Enter the United Kingdom. Passengers should be PCR at the end of the 2nd day and isolated until its results are available.
Health Minister Sajid Javed told the BBC today that the measures would help ensure that people can “enjoy Christmas with their families”. He promised that the government would act “quickly” and “proportionately”.
Scotland: Six cases were found to be unrelated to the epidemic
Six cases of omicron variant of corona virus have been detected in Scotland, Some of them No contact with expatriates. These cases are in addition to the three cases previously registered in the UK.
This was stated by the Deputy Prime Minister of Scotland John Swinney “The extent of the social prevalence of this particular strain should be” And “this poses additional challenges for us to stop the spread.” Health officials will find close links to the positive to “establish the origin of the virus”.
Australia will not reopen its borders
The announcement was made by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Boundaries will not be reopened this December 1 for specific workers and students To prevent the spread of the new omigron variant of the corona virus.
“This is a temporary suspension Will ensure that Australia collects the information needed to better understand the Omigron variantThe Prime Minister explained.
The WHO warned that Omigron represents a “very high risk.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) released a document called The new Omicron variant of the corona virus represents the “greatest danger” to the world He also warned that there are still many who are unaware of this variation, especially of the real danger it reflects.
“Given Mutations that may give you the ability to escape the immune response, And gives you an advantage in terms of contagion, Ómicron is more likely to spread globally“, Refers to the system and adds that there are no more deaths with the new variant.
According to the WHO, “Based on these characteristics There may be Govt-19 spikes in the future, Which can have serious consequences. ”
“The use of travel restrictions on Africa is an attack on global unity.”
President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, It called on countries to lift sanctions “before further damage to our economies.”. Based on the increase in cases of omigran variant in South Africa and the detection of the virus in travelers from that country, various governments around the world have closed their borders to South African travelers.
“With the Omigron variant found in different parts of the world, The use of travel restrictions for Africa is an attack on global unityWHO Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti said.
Japan closes its borders to foreign tourists
Japan That connects with the mandated countries Boundary closure for foreign tourists Faces the risk of Omicron variant of the corona virus
“We are going to ban (new) foreigners from entering the world from November 30,” Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters. Just three weeks ago, the government eased some restrictions.