The United Kingdom is going to impose various restrictions on the new type of corona ‘Omicron’. As part of this, masks must be worn on public transport and in shops across the country. Even if the full dose of the vaccine is taken, the PCR test will be done to identify the corona when entering the UK. Besides, if there is a new type in one’s body, he should be different from others.
The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the announcement at a news conference on Saturday, local time, according to the BBC. Until the latest news, new types of corona have been identified in the bodies of the two in the country. Officials said the species came to the UK from South Africa.
Boris Johnson said the new corona in the UK needs to be stopped from spreading. Because of the restrictions imposed at the border, the new type of corona injury may come a little late, but it will not stop it at all.
However, the Prime Minister stated that the new restrictions were “temporary and precautionary”. He said the restrictions would be reviewed in three weeks. During this time a more clear idea of the ‘effectiveness’ of the ticker can be found.
The first corona omicron type was identified in South Africa last Wednesday. The WHO says there are many more such mutations in the corona. Some of these are worrisome. Following the news of Corona’s new type of news, the countries of Asia and Europe have started taking steps like travel bans and various restrictions in the countries of South Africa.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called an emergency meeting after new variants of the coronavirus were identified in South Africa and Botswana. The meeting will be held on Friday, according to the UK media Financial Times.
This new variant is B.1.1.529 SARS-COV-2. Experts say that this variant spreads faster than expected. According to the WHO, a meeting has been arranged to decide on this variant.
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.
Experts say the new variant being identified has a higher transmission capacity than the Delta variant. As a result, these variants can be a big challenge in ending the corona epidemic. In this context, de Oliveria said, the biggest question now is whether the vaccine works against 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.
A new type of corona has been identified in South Africa. This new type is capable of repeatedly changing genetic makeup. Due to the type, it is feared that the new corona infection may spread in the world. Concerns have spread in different countries of the world. Restrictions and travel bans are being issued.
Initially, the scientific name of this new type of corona is B.1.1.529. However, it was named ‘Omicron’ on Friday. With this name, the World Health Organization (WHO) has described the type as ‘worrying’. The company cited repeated genetic mutations as a cause for concern and the risk of re-infection in people previously identified as having coronary heart disease.