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US News The President of Botswana, where Omicron was detected, positive at COVID

17:20  03 january  2022
17:20  03 january  2022 Source:   parismatch.com

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Le président botswanais Mokgweetsi Masisi à Paris le 12 novembre 2021 © Julien de Rosa President Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi in Paris on November 12, 2021

The President of Botswana, one of the first two countries with South Africa Neighbor to have detected the Omicron variant, has been placed in isolation after being positively tested at COVID-19, Monday announced the government in a statement.

"The President has no symptoms and is the subject of a narrow medical follow-up," he said, adding that Mokgweetsi Masisi has been tested positive during routine check. Vice President Slumber Tsogwane will provide interim until further notice, said the government.

Omicron, highly contagious variant and multiple mutations that fear resistance to vaccines, was first identified in Botswana and South Africa at the end of November.

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Botswana, who said early December "An increase in the number of contaminations" had nearly 220,000 cases and more than 2,400 deaths last week, according to official figures. The president described in his end-of-year speech "a variant spreading like a trail of powder".

The health authorities have recently announced launching the reminder campaign for people already vaccinated and lower the age of vaccination of children at 12 years. At the end of December, 43% of the population of 2.4 million was fully vaccinated.

Omicron is at the root of a new wave of pandemic worldwide, where it is currently present in a hundred countries, according to WHO. Extremely contagious, it affects vaccinated people as well as those that have already been contaminated with the virus.

While many countries announce a strengthening of health restrictions, with daily contamination record, South Africa has announced the week to have passed the peak of the Omicron wave without the dramatic rise of deaths and decided to reduce health restrictions. .

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At the rate of infections, Omicron will affect more than half of Europeans within two months .
© Copyright 2022, the Obs worries about Omicron 'tidal reset, the European branch of the organization World Health Estame Tuesday, January 11th, more than 50% of Europeans could be affected by Omicron within two months, because of the current pace of contamination.

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