Following the introduction of a new type of corona in South Africa, various countries are imposing travel bans as well as quarantine restrictions. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Japan have strongly banned quarantine flights from South Africa and neighboring countries.

Meanwhile, the European Union (EU) has demanded that all its allies, including South Africa, suspend flights to the region.

Scientists have not yet learned much about this new type of corona. However, they have warned that it is very worrying. Scientists are trying to understand how contagious this type of corona is. The World Health Organization says it will take weeks to get a clear idea.

The UK’s health watchdog says the new spike protein in corona is different from the original coronavirus spike protein. And the corona vaccines have been made with that spike protein in mind. Therefore, there are doubts as to whether these new types of vaccines will be effective.
Sky News quoted UK Transport Minister Grant Schapps as saying, “Scientists say this is the most significant type of corona they have ever seen.”

The World Health Organization (WHO) is meeting to discuss a new type of corona. The WHO said new guidelines would be issued after the meeting. A spokesman for the WHO said during the meeting that the agency was currently warning against travel bans and was advising the government to adopt a risk-based scientific approach, the BBC reported.

UK Health Minister Sajid Javid says there is widespread international concern about the new type of corona. However, at present no one in the UK has identified the new species.

The B1.1.529 corona has also been found in Botswana and Hong Kong, according to the UK Health Agency. Israel says it is banning citizens from traveling to southern Africa after the body was identified as a coroner.

“We are currently on the brink of a state of emergency,” a statement from his office quoted the Israeli prime minister as saying. Our main policy is to act quickly, vigorously and now.

The fourth wave of the virus is spreading in European countries due to the corona delta type. In the meantime, European countries have expanded their vaccine booster doses in addition to tightening restrictions. There are records of daily infections in many countries. As winter approaches in Europe and the United States, new types of corona waves have been identified.

In the last 14 days, people traveling to southern African countries have been banned from entering Italy. Germany is declaring South Africa a new type of virus (virus variant area).

India has directed the state governments to monitor and monitor persons from South Africa and other high-risk countries. Singapore’s health ministry has also announced restrictions on people coming from that part of Africa. Japan has imposed border restrictions on travelers from five other African countries, including South Africa.

At the end of December 2019, the first coronavirus was detected in Wuhan, China. Since then, it has spread around the world, affecting about 26 crore people and killing 54 lakh people.

Tulio de Oliveria, director of the South African Center for Epidemic Response and Innovation, said he was apprehensive about the variant. Then last week he spoke to WHO officials about it. The WHO then decided to hold an emergency meeting. He estimates that 90 percent of the new corona patients being identified in the Gauteng area of ​​the country, including Johannesburg, are affected by this variant.

Meanwhile, Saumya Swaminathan, chief scientist of WHO, said about the new variant, this variant has been mutated more than once, which is dangerous.

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