The foreign church announced nations around the globe prohibit travel from southern African nations. Early information implies Omicron has an increased re-infection chance. Hundreds of people reaching the Netherlands from South Africa are testing for the recent variant. Some 61 individuals on two KLM flights tested corona positive. The Netherlands is presently attempting a record-breaking rise in cases. An extended lockdown appears in force there on Sunday.

WHO confirmed the first case of the Omicron variant on 24 November. The new variant was also found in Israel, Hong Kong, Belgium, and Botswana. The Czech Republic and Germany also witnessed more suspected cases on Saturday. A declaration by the South African foreign ministry strongly denounced the travel prohibitions.

The prohibitions were akin to penalizing South Africa for its developed genomic sequencing. And the potential to distinguish new variants fast. The declaration also added that the outcome was not the same.

US administrators noted that they would not allow foreigners to travel from Malawi, Mozambique, Eswatini, and Lesotho. Australia also declared on Saturday that it would not allow flights from Eswatini, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, and Mozambique.

The WHO asserted the number of corona cases of Omicron originally called B.1.1.529. It is rising in about all of South Africa’s regions. This variant also has a large number of modifications, some of which are troubling.

The first confirmed B.1.1.529 virus was from a sample obtained in November. However, it would take some weeks to know the effect of the fresh variant. Scientists worked to know how spreadable it was.

The UK health administrator advised that vaccines are almost clearly useful against Omicron. However, according to Professor James Naismith, it is terrible news, but it’s not the end. Only about 24% of the population of South Africa gets the vaccine. The WHO instructed nations that are rapidly imposing travel regulations. He also instructed that they should opt for a scientific and risk-based approach.

Credits: BBC

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