Sport suspicion of travel returns: omikron variant "with very high probability" arrived in Germany
South Africa tries to calm fears over new Covid variant 'Omicron'
Belgium revealed a case of the variant - named 'Omicron' by the WHO overnight - prompting EU chiefs to call for an 'emergency brake' on all travel from southern Africa after it was found in Israel.South African medics moved to calm a wave of panic over a new ultra-infectious and vaccine resistant Covid strain today as its arrival in Europe sparked fears of a new Christmas shutdown.
Hesse checks the possible first omikron case in Germany. The Saarland head of government Hans sees an "hour zero" in the fight against Corona.
Thehas arrived according to the Hessian Social Minister Kai Klose "with very high probability" . This was announced by the green politician on Saturday morning on Twitter.
For a travel returner from South Africa, several mutations have been found for Omikron. "So there is a high degree suspicion, the person was domestically isolated. The complete sequencing is still exhibiting at the current time, "twittered the ministers responsible for health in Hesse. According to the Ministry of Wiesbaden, the person traveled through the Frankfurt Airport.
What you need to know about the omicron variant
Omicron is the newest Covid-19 “variant of concern,” according to the World Health Organization.Though the variant’s existence was first reported by South Africa, it has also been found in Belgium, Botswana, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, and the United Kingdom, meaning the variant has already spread — though how far is unclear, as new cases continue cropping up around the world.
The omikron variant (B.1.1.529) proven in southern Africa was classified as "worrying" by the World Health Organization (WHO). The EU Health Department ECDC speaks of serious concern that the variant significantly reduces the effectiveness of Corona vaccines and increase the risk of reinfections.
What exact effects the new variant has, but is not fixed yet. Until there is clarity, it can take weeks after WHO.
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The probably new Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) wrote at Twitter, a crisis rod is used to a "new, precise handling of to develop the current challenges "Corona and Omikron.
"We will do everything necessary," Scholz wrote. "There is nothing that can not be considered."
Dominic Perrottet vows NSW will stay open despite Omicron variant
NSW Health confirmed on Sunday two travellers who touched down in Sydney on Saturday night have the new South African Covid variant, Omicron, which is feared to be more transmissible than Delta.NSW Health confirmed on Sunday urgent genomic testing found two travellers who touched down in Sydney from southern Africa on Saturday night have the new strain.
Hans quickly demands an "Omikron-MPK"
in the face of the omikron suspicion in Germany, the Saarland Prime Minister Tobias Hans (CDU) has urged himself urgent for a quick Prime Minister Conference. One is again a "hour of zero in pandemic coatings," said Hans after a notice of the State Chancellery in Saarbrücken from Saturday. "A national emergency requires the shoulder of all countries, as well as old and new federal government."
It needs rapidly nationwide measures for curbing, bottlenecks in providing vaccine would have to be eliminated with all the power, said Hans - "So that the IMPF turbo is now ignited Can be from the doctor's office to the vaccine centers ". Dentists, veterinarians and pharmacies would also have to be included in the vaccination campaign. "It needs an omikron MPK with managing and new federal government - every day counts," Hans said.Netherlands Test 61 Flight passengers from South Africa
In the Netherlands, 61 air passengers from South Africa have been positively tested for the coronavirus. The tests had been made on arrival at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Dutch Health Authority GGD announced on Saturday. The passengers would therefore arrive with two flights from South Africa. In addition to the 61 positive results, there were 531 negative coronate tests.
The positive tested would be accommodated in a quarantine hotel near the airport, the authority continued to explain. It will now be examined if you have infected with the new Omikron virus variant. (DPA, AFP)
toddlers more affected, do not being protected, much faster than Delta: What South Africa has previously been found about the Omikron variant White .
since the new coronavirus variant Omikron in South Africa has been detected, the world is breathing on: is it even more dangerous than The currently most widely used Delta variant? Protect the vaccines and there are more serious disease courses? © Provided by Berliner Kurier Scientist in South Africa observe the new mutation with high pressure. And what they have found out so far is disturbing. Because the infection numbers in Africa have been rapid since the occurrence of Omikron.