South Africa refuses to close borders for its citizens
The South African government considers it true that its scientists have discovered a new omigron variant of the corona virus. “Punishing” the country.
“These travel barriers South Africa is being punished for its advanced genetic sequence and rapid detection of 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 Omigran,” the company said in a statement.
The government urged to complete the vaccination schedule
“The epidemic is not over. We have always said that until all countries agree to the vaccine, a new strain can emerge that threatens progress in the world.”, The health minister insisted. Carla Vicotti, Referring to the South African variation in the structure of the press conference in Gaza Rosada after the meeting of the Federal Health Council (KOFCA).
Canada bans foreigners from entering South Africa
Canada on Friday announced that it has banned all foreigners who have traveled to seven South African countries in the past 14 days from entering the country due to a new variant of the corona virus known as Omigron.
The move was announced today during a press conference by Canadian Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, who pointed out that all Canadians traveling through South Africa would need a negative test before boarding in Canada.
The United States also closed South Africa
The U.S. government has suspended flights to South Africa and six African countries through the new Omnigron variant. Following the advice of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Joe Biden government will restrict travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Ezwatini, Mozambique and Malawi. This does not apply to US citizens or legal permanent residents.
Officials, who are learning more about the variation, said the policy was implemented as a precaution after the WHO identified Omnicron as a variant of concern.
Kreplak took the objective against inequality to explain the origin of Omicron
Minister of Health of Buenos Aires, Nicholas Greblock, Echoed the buzz created by the emergence of Omigron and estimated that the new variation was created by global inequality in the distribution of vaccines.
“The epidemic will not end until the entire world population is vaccinated. Inequality creates new species that are highly contagious and invasive. Govt He taught us that leaving is unity and solidarity, ”he said on his Twitter account.
Cryptocurrencies joined the decline of traditional markets
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies plummeted as fears of a new corona virus outbreak shook traditional financial markets. The global cryptocurrency market has fallen 7.4 percent in recent hours, following a dramatic crash on Friday morning. Bitcoin is down 6.5 percent and Ethereum is down 7.8 percent.
As the entire market collapsed on Friday morning, none of the major cryptocurrencies could avoid a decline. Problems arose in the cryptocurrency markets as traditional financial markets were shaken by fears about the new variant of the corona virus and what it meant to the economy.
The new variant is called “Omicron”
The World Health Organization (WHO) named the new variant B.1.1.529 “Omicron”, which was first detected in South Africa, and warned that it could bring “a higher risk of re-infection” according to early scientific evidence.
The WHO Technical Advisory Committee on the Evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus described the variation on Friday as “worrying” because “it presents a large number of mutations, some of which are worrying.”
The WHO is advancing on the analysis of B.1.1.529
Maria van Kerkov, WHO Technology President for Covit-19, said the World Health Organization was studying a new variant of the corona virus that originated in South Africa, specifically where the mutations and their effects are located. Possible effects on the clinical picture.
“We don’t know much about this yet. We know that this variant has a high number of mutations,” he said. “What’s more worrying is that when you have multiple mutations, it can have an impact on how the virus works,” he added.
All Europe is closing in on the new variant
As suggested by European Commission President Ursula van der Leyen this morning, 27 EU countries have agreed to suspend flights to South Africa due to a new variant of the corona virus. Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and France accepted the suspension even before declaring social status.
Can the new variant bring down the delta?
In recent weeks, most scientists have speculated that the next worrying variant could be the result of a new evolution of the delta. However, p.1.1.529 belonged to a completely different strain.
Based on the experience of previous variants, it is known that some of these mutations have enormous transmission potential and lead to decreased efficacy of vaccines. Commenting on this new variant called B.1.1.529, British virologist Ravi Gupta said, “This is worrying, this is the first time I have said this from Delta.
The European Institute says it expects to think about new vaccines
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has insisted that the new variant of COVID-19 closely adheres to B.1.1.529, but clarified that it is “too early” to say whether renewed vaccines will be needed to combat it. “The EMA considers it too early to predict the need for an adaptive vaccine with a different combination to cope with this growing variation,” they noted.
Italy bans flights from South Africa
Italy on Friday banned anyone crossing six African countries from entering the country in the past 14 days as a preventive measure against a new variant of the corona virus found in South Africa.
The Italian Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, has signed legislation banning the entry of citizens passing through South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini (formerly Swaziland).
After the first case of the new variant, Israel bans travel to almost all of Africa
Israel bans travel to all countries in Africa except Maghreb and Egypt, After the discovery in the country of the first case of the new variant of Govt-19 (b.1.1529) for the Israelis of Malawi.
“This strain is flying fast and is already in the country. There is a verified safe case, and we are analyzing three suspects. Our assumption is that “Israeli Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett warned at a press conference that the country was facing a new state of emergency.”
South Africa complained about the activities
Government of South Africa Decisions taken by its neighbors and Europe to prevent the spread of a new variant of the corona virus “EmergencyForeign Ministry Spokeswoman Gilan Moniela said in a statement that the United States would hold talks with “all” countries to reconsider their position.
“We were very transparent with the scientific information. We detected, disclosed the data and raised the alarm when epidemics were on the rise. We did this despite massive discrimination,” lamented Tulio de Oliveira, one of the scientists involved. Diagnosis P.1.1529.
Spain stops flights from South Africa and Botswana
In the face of the new corona virus variant from South Africa and Botswana, Spain will suspend flights in compliance with the European Commission’s proposed proposal to suspend air traffic to the EU countries by region.
Spanish Health Minister Carolina Tarias said on Friday that the suspension of the flights would be proposed for cabinet approval next Tuesday. In addition, the “Directorate General of Public Health” will require “an antigen test or a PCR” for travelers from high-risk countries in addition to the vaccine.
What do you know about the new corona virus variant
New variant of corona virus Found that P.1.1529. The World Health Organization Relies on the Greek alphabet to name new types of interest, i.e. p.1.1529 May eventually be called nu, Because this is the next available letter.
Variation from the P.1.1 lineage, a Number of “incredibly high” mutationsExperts say. The The fear is, it is very contagious And is effective in suppressing the human body’s immune system.
They found the first case in Europe
The Belgian government on Friday announced the first case in Europe of a new variant of the Covit-19 found in South Africa. This is an unvaccinated person who has gone abroad.
Israel found a case of new variation
The Israeli Ministry of Health has registered a case of South African variation on a traveler from Malawi, while investigating two possible infections from foreigners. All three cases are from vaccinated individuals, although their vaccination data are being verified.
The WHO is analyzing the new variant
Experts from World Health Organization (WHO) Celebrate a meeting this Friday Analyze New variant of corona virus Identified in South Africa, which causes scientists to worry about thirty mutations That you have created.
WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeyer said it would take “several weeks” to understand the prevalence and severity of the new strain.
The new variant is affecting the economy
Major European stock markets opened this Friday with a fall of more than 3% due to the appearance of a new variant of the Corona virus P1.1.529. The Paris stock market fell 4.02%, London lost 2.93%, Madrid 3.48% and Frankfurt 3%. Earlier, the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 3%.