Variant Omicron: singled out and shunned by Europeans, South Africa feels "punished"
© VALERY HACHE Passengers crowded on Saturday, to leave South Africa airport Johannesburg. AFP / Phill Magakoe The misty look, between frustration and relief, Valerie Leduc left the window from Johannesburg airport sesame pocket: finally a place on a return flight to Belgium, via Addis Ababa in three days. "It seemed to be criminals," says the young woman.
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The number of cases of infection in the Omicron variant detected in France now rises to twelve, according to the last updated balance sheet Friday night by the health authorities. "At 16h, three new cases of OMICRON variant infection have been reported in France", indicates on its site the Public Health Agency France .
Until now nine cases had been detected in France in the following territories: the meeting, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Ile-de-France, Pays de la Loire and Grand East region.
"As soon as the results of the patients' RT-PCR tests have been known, and even before obtaining sequencing results, patients isolated themselves at their home and the identification and isolation measures of persons contacts. Risk have been implemented, "according to the Directorate General of Health.
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Health-Coronavirus-Variant-Israel: Coronavirus: Israel will close its borders facing Omicron © Reuters / Ronen Zvulun Coronavirus: Israel will close its borders facing the variant OMICRON Jerusalem (Reuters) - Israel announced Saturday the prohibition of its territory to any foreign visitor for two weeks to contain the spread of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus identified in South Africa.
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after the meeting, the first three cases detected in metropolitan France had been announced in Thursday, Ile-de-France, in the Haut-Rhin and Vendée, Each time with travelers come from Africa.
Omicron was first identified in November in Botswana and South Africa, which announced it on November 25th. At this point, it is present in some thirty countries on all continents.
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This new variant has breathed a panic wind throughout the world But it's too early to say what impact it will have on the pandemic, agree on the experts. On paper, the unprecedented number of mutations that it comprises is concerned that it is more transmissible and more resistant to vaccines.
Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom, Canada ... The list of countries where the Omicron variant has been identified extends
© Copyright 2021, the Obs the new variant of Omicron coronavirus sows worry in the World While the World Health Organization estimated that it presented "a very high risk" . Detected last week in South Africa, it has already been identified in several countries and especially among European neighbors. "Obs" takes stock. Among the last ones to announce identified cases, Canada reported two cases in recent people in Nigeria. They were placed at isolation in Ottawa.
But it remains to be confirmed and it is unclear whether it is able to replace Delta, currently responsible for a fifth wave of the epidemic in France, which translates into a clear degradation of the indicators. COVID-19: In schools, the cases increase but the number of closed classes drops
Friday, 49,858 cases have been identified, a daily average over 7 days of 38,890, compared with less than 6,000 one month ago. An increase that is also affecting the hospital. Some 11,103 COVID patients are currently hospitalized in France, including 2,058 in critical care services, compared with about 6,600 and 1,000 a month ago.
A new health defense council will take place Monday to "see if necessary to take additional measures," said Prime Minister Jean Castex on Thursday.
South Africa: more contagious Omicron But a less serious form of CVIV-19 by Hospital Group Netcare .
© AFP - Emmanuel CROSET Health personnel perform a PCR COVID-19 test at the JOHANNESBURG laundry laboratory, November 30 2021. In South Africa, the omnipresence of the Omicron variant makes it possible to observe its behavior on the infected persons. Netcare, one of the largest private health groups in the country, with fifty hospitals, published a statement to share its first findings, with a decline of three weeks. The hospital group delivers encouraging information.