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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.
with a view to thediscovered 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.
South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Eswatini, Malawi and Lesotho would be classified by Germany from Sunday at 00:00 (CET) as a virus variant areas, said the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). Airlines may then be transported from there only German citizens back to the Federal Republic. In addition, all the style for 14 days must be in quarantine - even if they are completely vaccinated.
suspected Omikron Infection in Germany
For a returnee from South Africa, the mutations of the Coronavirus typical Omikron were detected. Germany's National Science Academy demands instant contact restrictions nationwide. © Sebastian Gollnow / DPA / Picture Alliance Provided by Deutsche Wave The recent variant of the Coronavirus has achieved according to the Hessian state government "with very high probability" Germany.
"We were, are and remain careful when entering entry. This newly discovered variant gets us, so we act pro-active here and early," explained the managing German Health Minister Jens Spahn. "The last thing that is missing now is a introduced new variant that makes even more problems.""premeditial"
South Africa's Health Minister Joe Phaahra criticized the entry bans, which among others also imposed the US, Canada, Israel and a number of Arab states, as "unjustified". Such a reaction is completely contrary to the standards and standards of the World Health Organization (WHO), emphasized Phaahla. Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor called the measures "premature" and referred to the damage to the tourism industry and companies of their country.
cases with omikron variants are held in Europe
in Europe piling up the Corona cases with the new virus variant Omikron discovered for the first time in South Africa and put the continent in alert: after the first cases in Germany, the UK and Italy, the new mutant was the Saturday also reported in the Czech Republic. In Bavaria, the authorities confirmed two cases. In the Netherlands, 61 of around 600 passengers from South Africa were positively tested on Corona.
The virus variant mentioned in the meanwhile Omikron could be more infectious after the estimation of South African scientists than the currently grassy delta variant. In addition, there is a risk that existing Corona vaccines are less effective. The WHO streamlined the variant with the scientific label.
The EU Health Authority ECDC is likely to hold the omikron spread in the European Union. The risk of disseminating the new pathogen in the EU and the European Economic Area is "high to very high," said the authority in Stockholm. An omikron infection has already been detected in Belgium - with a traveler from Africa.
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