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World London refers G7 meeting to Omikron An

02:05  29 november  2021
02:05  29 november  2021 Source:   dw.com

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more and more countries meanwhile report cases of the new Corona variant - and adopt travel restrictions. Israel completes its limits completely for foreigners.

Trommelt die G7-Gesundheitsminister zusammen: der britische Premier Boris Johnson (Archivbild) © Hollie Adams / WPA Pool / Getty Images Together the G7 Health Ministers: The British Premier Boris Johnson (Archive Image)

Given the Spreads omikron variant of the Coronavirus has convened UK an unscheduled meeting of the G7 Health Ministers. As the government announced in London, the technical ministers of the leading western economy nations want to advise on the situation on this Monday. United Kingdom is chaired by the G7 States until the end of the year.

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The new virus variant with the name Omikron had been demonstrated on Thursday for the first time in South Africa. The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa expects a fourth corona wave within the next few weeks. The variant triggers the number of infections in the densely populated province of Gauteng, said Ramaphosa. A Lockdown is currently not planned. However, the government is considering a COVID 19 vaccine in certain institutions or for certain activities. For details, he did not call it.

"Unfair Discrimination"

Meanwhile, infections with the new variant were confirmed in several countries. In the Netherlands, at least 61 people brought the virus from South Africa; In more than ten of these cases, the omikron variant was diagnosed. Among other things in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany , Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Canada, Austria and the Czech Republic also provided this result at travelers.

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Auch Down Under ist Omikron angekommen (Symbolbild vom Flughafen in Sydney) © Mark Baker / AP / Picture Alliance Also Down Under has arrived omikron (symbol image from the airport in Sydney)

Numerous states have meanwhile aggravated their portions. In many cases, restrictions on persons who come from South Africa and other countries of the region. Ramaphosa criticized this as an "unfair discrimination of our country and our sister States", which only increased economic damage, especially in tourism.

Mobile Phone Monitoring by Secret Service

Israel graduated from this Sunday evening its borders even completely for foreigners. Exceptions would have to be approved by a special committee, the office of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced. The domestic intelligence service Schin Bet introduces the official mobile phone monitoring of Corona patients and their contacts. This measure had already been used in an earlier phase of the pandemic, but first stopped criticism.

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Israel - hier der Flughafen Ben Gurion bei Tel Aviv - macht seine Grenzen für Ausländer dicht © Ahmad Gharabli / AFP / Getty Images Israel - Here the airport Ben Gurion at Tel Aviv - makes its limits for foreigners tight

The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies the variant as a "worrying" an . The EU Health Authority ECDC expressed the fear that Omikron significantly reduce the effectiveness of the former Corona vaccines and could increase the risk of reinfections in recent genes. Which effects the variant actually has is not fixed yet. A more accurate analysis could take several weeks, the WHO announced.

"Extreme Fatigue"

The South African female doctor Angelique Coetzee said the news agency AFP, many of her omikron patients still showed unusual, but mild symptoms . Most of the approximately 30 affected are men under the age of 40, which suffered from "extreme fatigue", the chairman of the Sama Medical Association. Opposite the British newspaper "Telegraph", Coetze gave concerns, older people suffering from pre-conditions could hit a lot of harder taller.

In den Niederlanden sind mehr als zehn Omikron-Fälle bestätigt, wie Gesundheitsminister Hugo de Jonge sagt © Phil Nijhuis / Anf / AFP / Getty Images In the Netherlands, more than ten omikron cases are confirmed, as Health Minister Hugo de Jonge says

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the people called on Saturday to vaccinate To wear masks and keep a distance rules. "We have to win time," she said during a visit to the Latvian capital Riga. If Omikron prove to be a so-called Escape variant, which underlaid the previous vaccination protection, a clause in the Treaty of the EU with Biontech and Pfizer over the delivery of 1.8 billion vaccine doses. Both manufacturers would need to adapt their vaccine accordingly within 100 days.

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Omikron makes the recovery of US stock exchanges nullified .
The first case of an omikron infection in the US has finished a rapid attempt of the battered US stock exchanges on Wednesday. © Richard Drew / ap / dpa dealer Mark Puetzer works on the parquet of Wall Stret. The first omikron case in the US has finished rapidly attempting the battered US stock exchanges. After initially significant recovery gains, the most important indices turned into the loss zone later in the later course. It was particularly steep down in the last trading minutes.

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