US News Coronavirus: Israel will close its borders facing Omicron
Omicron variant: a first suspect case detected in Germany
© Paul Zinken / DPA / DPA Picture-Alliance via AFP Germany, Covid-19, Variant Omicron, a near the Belgium , where a first proven case of Omicron variant has been reported, the Germany could in turn be already contaminated by the new South African variant that worries. A suspect case, detected in a person recently returned from South Africa , has indeed been identified, announced on Saturday the regional authorities of the State of Hesse (West).
Health-Coronavirus-Variant-Israel: Coronavirus: Israel will close its borders facing Omicron
Jerusalem (Reuters) - Israel announced Saturday the prohibition of its territory to any foreign visitor for two weeks to contain the spread of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus identified in South Africa.
In a statement, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the prohibition would extend for fourteen days, subject to government approval.
The prohibition will come into effect at midnight on Sunday night to Monday.
Variant Omicron: Israel Closes its borders with foreign nationals
© Valery Hache Israel had reopened its borders to foreigners vaccinated on November 1, a provision that has barely held a month, questioning by the appearance of the Omicron variant. AFP / ACK GUEZ Israel will prohibit from Sunday night the entry of foreign nationals on its territory in the hope of slowing the spread of the new variant of the coronavirus Omicron, one case has been confirmed in the country, announced authorities.
Israel has registered a confirmed case of contamination by this new potentially more contagious variant and deemed "worrying" by the World Health Organization, and seven suspected cases.
The authorities hope that in this range of fourteen days, more information will be available on the effectiveness of anti-Covid vaccines against this variant classified "worrying" by the World Health Organization.
Israelis back in the Hebrew state, including vaccinated people, will have to submit about forty, said Naftali Bennett.
Shin BET Communications Tracing Technology, Israeli Inner Security Service, will be used to locate the carriers of this new variant to reduce the risk of contagion, added the Prime Minister in his communiqué.
Israel is the first country to close its borders to protect themselves from Omicron Variant, which causes worry since the announcement of its discovery this week and has already prompted many countries to suspend their connections with South Africa and other southern African countries.
Omicron is considered potentially more contagious than its predecessors even if the scientific community emphasizes that we will take weeks to fully understand its mutations.
(Report Maayan Lubell, French version Jean-Stéphane Brush)
Covid-19: the Omicron varying begins to spread locally in the United States and Australia .
first © AFP D e case of local transmission Omicron were reported Thursday and Friday in the United States and Australia, exacerbating concerns about this new variant of the coronavirus, already dominant in South Africa and could become in Europe. United States, five cases of varying Omicron were confirmed on Thursday in the state of New York, one in Minnesota and one in Hawaii, bringing to nine the total confirmed cases of the moment in the country.