The Israeli Ministry of Health announced on Friday morning that a new variant of Kovit-19, b.1.1529, had been found in South Africa. One traveler from Malawi and two others from abroad have been found suspicious It is contagious.
Three cases They are vaccinated, however their immunization data are verified, As stated in the report issued by the Ministry of Health.
Two suspicious cases Are subjected to genetic testing to verify the sequence of the Covit-19 variant, When alone.
Israel vetoes entry of travelers from seven South African countries –South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Swaziland- After the appearance of the new variant of Covit-19 B.1.1529, very changeable.
Following the meeting with the Corona virus cabinet, Israeli Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett last night ordered the countries to be added to the “red list”., There was no one at that time.
Measure It bans foreigners from entering those six countries, and Israelis who wish to return must isolate themselves in a government-run hotel. He will be released in a week and after receiving two negative PCR tests, Bennett clarified in a statement last night.
“I advise you to make an immediate assessment of the stoppage of flights to Israel from these countries.Said the Prime Minister.
South African scientists released on Thursday Found a new variant of COVID-19 “with a very high number of mutations”., Which is responsible for the “rapid” increase of infections there.
Daily infections in South Africa have increased tenfold since the beginning of the month.
In Israel yesterday 543 new cases were detected, 0.7% of the total trials were performed, and 120 were hospitalized. In severe cases, 85% of them are not vaccinated.
Experts from the Ministry of Health have warned The spread rate in Israel over the past ten days has been 1.08 Exceeding the limit of -1 indicates an increase in cases- and if it reaches 1.2 it is necessary to impose new restrictions.
Since the onset of the epidemic, several types have emerged. Is the basic concern of the new variants Preventing progression against infection o si Control the effectiveness of the vaccine. South African scientists will meet with the World Health Organization’s technical team this Friday, Where the authorities will give you a letter of the Greek alphabet.
The Botswana Ministry of Health confirmed in a report that four cases of the new variant had been detected in fully vaccinated populations.. All four were tested before their respective scheduled trips. A model carried by a South African passenger was also found in Hong Kong.South African scientists say.
With more than 1,200 new infections, South Africa has a much lower daily infection rate than Germany., New cases create a new wave. However, The density of mutations in this new variant raises fears that it may be highly contagious, Prompts scientists to raise the alarm in advance.
(With information from EFE)
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