The UK government has called for an emergency meeting this Sunday (28/11) to discuss the new omicron variant of the health ministers of the countries that make up the G7, the group of seven most developed economies in the world.
“Under the British presidency, an emergency meeting of the G7 Health Ministers was convened this Monday, November 29, to address the evolution of micronutrients,” the UK Ministry of Health and Social Welfare said in a statement. By Sajid Javed.
The G7 was created as a guest by the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan and the European Union.
The Omigron variant, which was discovered in South Africa last Thursday, has prompted many countries to announce travel restrictions based on South Africa.
A South African specialist who has treated people suffering from the new strain said that so far only mild symptoms have been observed in cases of Govit-19 caused by Omigran.
The United Kingdom has confirmed the discovery of three cases of Omigran infection, all of which are related to trips to South Africa.
Three cases have been reported in Germany (two in Bavaria and one in Hessen), Omigran infection has been confirmed in Italy, Denmark has detected 2 cases and the Netherlands has confirmed 13 new variant cases out of 61 passengers from South Africa who tested positive for Kovit. 19. Belgium and the Czech Republic have each confirmed a new strain.
Hong Kong, Botswana, Australia, Israel, Canada and Australia are the other countries that have reported cases of the new variant.
To try to control the potential increase in the number of positives, the British government announced a series of measures such as the re-introduction of the mandatory use of masks in already closed spaces, PCR tests for people coming from abroad, and even vaccination. As well as acceleration of booster dose delivery.
Ten countries are on the UK government’s Red List of Infectious Risk. They are South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Angola, Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia.
WHO calls open borders
The World Health Organization (WHO) this Sunday called for borders to remain open amid mounting travel restrictions on African countries due to a new variant of the corona virus.
“The WHO is on the side of African countries and calls for borders to remain open,” the UN said in a statement, calling on countries to adopt a “scientific approach” based on “risk assessment”.
According to the WHO, “the support of countries that are transparent with their data is crucial” because “important data” is the “only way” to ensure that it is obtained “in a timely manner”.
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