World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the Omicron variant of the corona virus has been confirmed in 23 countries. He said that countries around the world are eyeing the Omicron variant. He said in the press conference, ‘Omicron cases have been found in at least 23 countries out of 5-6 regions of WHO. Its figures will increase further. The organization is taking this very seriously.
He said that all other countries should also take it very seriously. But don’t let this virus surprise us. This is what the virus does and this is what this virus will continue to do, as long as we allow it to spread. The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tredos, said that the organization is constantly finding out about Omicron. But its effect on transmission, its severity and the effect of tests, vaccines on it is yet to be ascertained.
The emergence of the #Omicron The variant has understandably captured global attention. At least 23 countries from five of six WHO regions have now reported cases of Omicron, and we expect that number to grow: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu
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— ANI (@ANI) December 1, 2021
He said that several WHO advisory groups have met in the last few days to examine the evidence and get the answers to the remaining questions after studying. Earlier, the head of the UN health agency criticized the measures taken by countries over the past few days to contain the spread of the Omicron variant.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Director General of the WHO said that he was deeply concerned about this new variant found in Botswana and South Africa. Let us inform that after getting this variant last week, many countries have imposed travel ban on South African countries.
What is the impact in India
On Wednesday, 6 corona infected were found out of 3476 international travelers who came from abroad in India. After this their sample has been sent to the lab for genomic sequencing. The special thing is that the travelers have come from “at risk” countries. That is, from those countries which have been kept in the category of risk and cases of new variant Omicron of Corona have come to the fore.
A total of 11 international flights landed from “at risk” countries from midnight to 4 pm. There were 3476 passengers on board. When the RTPCR test of these passengers was done, 6 passengers were found positive. According to the list updated on November 30, the at-risk countries are European countries, the UK, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel.
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