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Austria, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands ... View the magnitude of the civid-19 wave in some European countries
in the center of Europe, the number of contaminations increases at an alarming rate, binding on authorities to take restrictive measures. The World Health Organization had warned early November that Europe would become back to the center of the CVIV-19 epidemic, with a very worrying pace of transmission. This is already the case, while winter has not yet started, in many countries, which adopt restriction measures against the outbreak of contaminations.
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. Whether the omikron variant is below, the test results expected on Sunday should show.
The cases confirmed in Bavaria are two people who traveled on Wednesday over the airport Munich and since Thursday after a positive PCR test in domestic isolation, the Bavarian Ministry of Health and Care was announced on Saturday night.
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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. © 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.
After the reporting on the new virus variant, the two affected "for ahead of themselves have initiated an investigation into the variant," explained the Ministry in Munich. On demand of the news agency AFP, a Ministry of Ministry declared: "The VOC PCR has produced a high degree of suspicion along with the travel internal amnisa, the full-yielding sequencing will take certainty."
A suspected of the variant of infected German travel returns from South Africa had already arrived last Sunday about Frankfurt Airport, as the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs announced. The result of complete sequencing is still off. The person was completely vaccinated.
meanwhile, a hospital in the Czech Republic confirmed the infection of a Namibia-style patient with the new Coronavirus variant Omikron. From Austria, a first suspicion was reported. According to the Ministry of Health,
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© VALERY HACHE Passengers crowded on Saturday, to leave South Africa airport Johannesburg. AFP / Phill Magakoe The misty look, between frustration and relief, Valerie Leduc left the window from Johannesburg airport sesame pocket: finally a place on a return flight to Belgium, via Addis Ababa in three days. "It seemed to be criminals," says the young woman.
in the United Kingdom were discovered two related Omikron cases, where there is a connection with a journey to southern Africa. The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced general tightening of the entry conditions. In the future, all entrants two days after their arrival in the United Kingdom must make a PCR test and isolate themselves to the presentation of the result, he said in a short-term pressing conference.
The passengers stranded at the Amsterdam airport is the Dutch Health Authority GGD according to travelers from South Africa. In addition to the 61 positive results, there were 531 negative coronate tests. The positive tested were housed in a quarantine hotel near the airport. "The Omikron variant was probably found among the persons tested," the National Health Office announced.
On Thursday, the discovery of a new variant was announced in South Africa with the scientific name B.1.1.529. According to South African scientists, the variant could be even more infectious than the currently grassy delta variant due to unusually many mutations and make the vaccines less effective.
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The British low-cost airlines EasyJet can not exactly assess the economic consequences of the Coronavirus variant Omikron. However, since there are already first effects mainly on the short distance, the Ryanair competitor lowered its planned capacity in the current quarter. © Patrick Pleul / DPA Central Image / DPA EasyJet Chef Johan Lundgren: At the start of the winter there are many uncertainties.
The World Health Organization (WHO) stated the variant named after the Greek letter of Omikron as "worrying". The EU Disease Contribution Authority ECDC considers the risk of propagating in the EU for "high to very high". On Friday, Belgium had found an infection with Omikron at a traveler from Africa as the first EU country.
numerous countries, including Germany and other EU Member States, have limited air traffic with South Africa and other countries in the region.
The United States praised South Africa for his "transparency" to the rest of the world since the discovery of the omikron variant. US Secretary of Foreign Minister Antony blinked "South African scientists for the rapid identification of the omikron variant" and praised "the South African Government for their transparency in passing on this information that should serve as a model for the world".
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The new bill provides a partial vaccination obligation from 16 March. Countries may extend dramatic corona measures until 15 February. © Photo: DPA / Sven Hoppe The traffic lights Parties SPD, Greens and FDP also want to enable the closing of gastronomy and leisure facilities, especially from the Corona Pandemic. The traffic lights parties SPD, GREEN and FDP also want to enable the federal states affected by the Corona Pandemic also the closure of gastronomy and leisure facilities.