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by Costas Pitas and Stephanie Nebehay
London / Geneva (Reuters) - Around the world, the authorities reacted with anxiety Friday after the discovery of a new variant of Coronavirus in South Africa, pushing the European Union and Great Britain, including strengthening border controls, while the scientific community seeks to establish whether this variant is resistant to vaccines.
Friday At the end of the day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has described this new variant of "worrying", a classification that had been given only four other variants until now. WHO has also designated it under the name of Omicron.
Coronavirus: The new variant is the most important ever detected, according to Great Britain
Health-Coronavirus-GB: Coronavirus: The new variant is the most important ever detected, according to Great Britain London (Reuters) - the Great Britain said on Friday that the new variant of the recently identified CVIVID-19 coronavirus in South Africa was considered by scientists as the most important ever discovered and that it was essential to check if it made Ineffective vaccines.
But according to the scientific community, it will take weeks to fully understand the changes of the variant. The health authorities also seek to know whether the new variant is more contagious or more infectious than previous ones and if existing vaccines are effective against him.
After Great Britain banned flights from South Africa and neighboring countries and asked travelers who come back to quarantine, the European Union also called upon to suspend air routes.
The South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla, said that the travel restrictions were "unjustified", while indicating that first studies suggest that the new variant would be potentially more contagious.
"This new variant of the Covid-19 virus is very disturbing. This is the most strongly mutated version of the virus we've seen so far," said Professor Lawrence Young, Virologist at the British University of Warwick.
Omikron brakes Africa travel from
with strict travel restrictions, Germany and many other states want to curb the spread of the coronavirus variant Omikron. The South Africa's government is indicated. © Alberto Pezzali / DPA / AP / Picture Alliance Provided by Deutsche Wave with a view to the new variant of the Coronavirus discovered first in southern Africa have decided numerous states temporarily to initiate their travel traffic with the countries of the region or at least strict restrictions to subjugate.
France has announced to suspend arrivals from seven countries in southern Africa to avoid the import of the variant.
Several other countries, including India, Japan and Israel, has strengthened their restriction measures.
Concerns on Markets
The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen also called for vaccine manufacturers to adapt their sera as soon as new variants appear.
"It is now important that we all in Europe acts very quickly, decisively and united," Ursula von der Leyen said. "All air travel to these countries must be suspended until we have a clearer understanding of the danger posed by this new variant."
in Washington, the Presidency announced that the United States would restrict air routes with eight countries in Southern Africa, including South Africa.
The announcement of the new Variant has nevertheless shifted the markets, immersing the stock markets in the world and backing down oil.
In Europe, the actions have suffered on Friday their stronger decline for nearly a year and a half, while Wall Street was also in the red where the main clues gave more than 2%. and
the sectors most exposed to the pandemic, such as tourism or the air sector, have been particularly affected by the return of risk aversion.
According to the British Sanitary Safety Agency, the variant has a state-of-the-art protein very different from that of the original coronavirus on which vaccines are based, provokes fears about the effectiveness of current vaccines.
"As scientists have described it, (it is) of the most important variant they have encountered so far," said Grant Shapps, British Minister of Transport, at Sky News.
(Reuters, French version)
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© AP - GBEMIGA Olamikan A healthy professional conducts a PCR test in Abuja, Nigeria, November 29, 2021, another country where The Omicron variant was detected. At a press conference, the World Health Organization (WHO) gave more information on the new Omicron variant that worries the entire planet.