South Africa has called on other African countries not to act like “ex-colonialists”.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has again criticized international sanctions Omigron was imposed after discovering the variation and was disappointed by the African countries that joined the sanctions.
“We wish they had not acted like our former colonialists who were closing Africa so quickly.”The president said in a statement to local media.
Although Ramaphosa did not name specific countries, African countries that have already announced sanctions include Rwanda, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Egypt.
Sinstrap has been re-enforced in the UK
The masks were made mandatory again on Tuesday in shops and public transport across the UK. Duty is a part of health measures before detecting the first cases of omigran variant of corona virus.
Henceforth, the British National Health Service posted on its Twitter account that “all people coming to the country should be PCR tested and self-isolated until the test results are negative”.
In addition, those from “red list” countries, like South Africa, have to be isolated in hotels for a fare of around 3,000 2,250, which is about $ 3,000 per passenger.
The list includes African countries such as South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia.
Oxford says it can renew its vaccine “quickly”
The English University of Oxford That said Update the vaccine, developed in conjunction with the Astrogeneca Laboratory, “as soon as possible” Against the corona virus, amid growing concerns about the new Omigron variant.
However, in a statement, The university noted that the vaccine offers a high level of protection despite the appearance of other new variants, including Delta.. An Oxford spokesman explained: “The data available at this time are limited due to the most recent discovery of the new corona virus strain B.1.1.529 (Ómicron).”
Ecuador bans travelers from eight African countries
Ecuador has banned travelers from entering South Africa, Botswana, Egypt, Mozambique, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and Namibia. President Guillermo Lasso said this was due to the omigran variant of the corona virus that was identified last week in South Africa.
What else, Mass events should reduce their capacity to 50% and it is mandatory to issue a vaccination certificate to enter public buildings.
Japan detects first case of omigran variant
Japan on Tuesday announced the first case of an omigran variant of the corona virus, To a man returning from Namibia, a day after authorities announced new border restrictions.
“With respect Traveler returning from Namibia, After analysis at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (conducted), it was confirmed that this is Omigran’s case, “government spokesman Hirokasu Matsuno told reporters.
The new variant was already in the Netherlands on November 19th
Dutch health officials said Tuesday The Omigron variant of the corona virus was already in the country on November 19th, I.e., a week earlier than previously believed, they explained that tests were being carried out to see if it had spread faster.
Moderna warns about the effectiveness of vaccines against Ómicron
Anticovit vaccines developed so far may have difficulties in combating the Omigron variant And it will take months to finalize a new effective vaccine against that strain, the head of the U.S. laboratory, Moderna, told the Financial Times.
Stephen Boncel said data on the effectiveness of current vaccines against the new strain would come in the next two weeks, but scientists were not optimistic about that either. “All the scientists I’ve talked to so far […] “They think it’s not going to be good,” he said.
G7 Emergency meeting of health ministers
Following the emergency talks, G7 Health Ministers “The world community is facing a threat The new variant of the Covid-19, apparently the most contagious, requires urgent action.
Australia and Japan top the growing list of newly imposed countries Close your boundaries to have travel restrictions or variation, Spreading rapidly in Europe, Asia and North America.
According to Pitton, the new variant “does not cause panic”
President of the United States, Joe Biden considered the new variant of Govit-19, known as Omigron, to be “cause for concern, but not panic”., He assured that experts do not consider the need for “extra measures” in the country for this.
Biden spoke with Anthony Fossie, the US government’s chief epidemiologist from the White House. There He noted that the country was in a “better situation” than Christmas was last year He also urged citizens to seek booster doses of vaccines.