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US News: cases with omikron variants are held in Europe

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in Europe piling up the Corona cases with the new virus variant Omikron discovered for the first time in South Africa and put the continent in alert: after the first cases in Germany, the UK and Italy, the new mutant was the Saturday also reported in the Czech Republic. In Bavaria, the authorities confirmed two cases. In the Netherlands, 61 of around 600 passengers from South Africa were positively tested on Corona. Whether the omikron variant is below, the test results expected on Sunday should show.

In Europa häufen sich die Corona-Fälle mit der erstmals in Südafrika entdeckten neuen Virusvariante Omikron und versetzen den Kontinent in Alarmbereitschaft: Nach Deutschland, Großbritannien, Italien wurde die neue Mutante auch in Tschechien gemeldet. © Phill Magakoe In Europe, the Corona Falls pile up with the new virus variant of Omikron discovered for the first time in South Africa and enlist the continent in alert: Germany, United Kingdom, Italy was reported to the new mutant in the Czech Republic.

The cases confirmed in Bavaria are two people who traveled on Wednesday over the airport Munich and since Thursday after a positive PCR test in domestic isolation, the Bavarian Ministry of Health and Care was announced on Saturday night.

suspected Omikron Infection in Germany

 suspected Omikron Infection in Germany For a returnee from South Africa, the mutations of the Coronavirus typical Omikron were detected. Germany's National Science Academy demands instant contact restrictions nationwide. © Sebastian Gollnow / DPA / Picture Alliance Provided by Deutsche Wave The recent variant of the Coronavirus has achieved according to the Hessian state government "with very high probability" Germany.

After the reporting on the new virus variant, the two affected "for ahead of themselves have initiated an investigation into the variant," explained the Ministry in Munich. On demand of the news agency AFP, a Ministry of Ministry declared: "The VOC PCR has produced a high degree of suspicion along with the travel internal amnisa, the full-yielding sequencing will take certainty."

A suspected of the variant of infected German travel returns from South Africa had already arrived last Sunday about Frankfurt Airport, as the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs announced. The result of complete sequencing is still off. The person was completely vaccinated.

meanwhile, a hospital in the Czech Republic confirmed the infection of a Namibia-style patient with the new Coronavirus variant Omikron. From Austria, a first suspicion was reported. According to the Ministry of Health,

Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom, Canada ... The list of countries where the Omicron variant has been identified extends

 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.

in the United Kingdom were discovered two related Omikron cases, where there is a connection with a journey to southern Africa. The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced general tightening of the entry conditions. In the future, all entrants two days after their arrival in the United Kingdom must make a PCR test and isolate themselves to the presentation of the result, he said in a short-term pressing conference.

The passengers stranded at the Amsterdam airport is the Dutch Health Authority GGD according to travelers from South Africa. In addition to the 61 positive results, there were 531 negative coronate tests. The positive tested were housed in a quarantine hotel near the airport. "The Omikron variant was probably found among the persons tested," the National Health Office announced.

On Thursday, the discovery of a new variant was announced in South Africa with the scientific name B.1.1.529. According to South African scientists, the variant could be even more infectious than the currently grassy delta variant due to unusually many mutations and make the vaccines less effective.

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 Cheap Flights EasyJet sees first omikron effects The British low-cost airlines EasyJet can not exactly assess the economic consequences of the Coronavirus variant Omikron. However, since there are already first effects mainly on the short distance, the Ryanair competitor lowered its planned capacity in the current quarter. © Patrick Pleul / DPA Central Image / DPA EasyJet Chef Johan Lundgren: At the start of the winter there are many uncertainties.

The World Health Organization (WHO) stated the variant named after the Greek letter of Omikron as "worrying". The EU Disease Contribution Authority ECDC considers the risk of propagating in the EU for "high to very high". On Friday, Belgium had found an infection with Omikron at a traveler from Africa as the first EU country.

numerous countries, including Germany and other EU Member States, have limited air traffic with South Africa and other countries in the region.

The United States praised South Africa for his "transparency" to the rest of the world since the discovery of the omikron variant. US Secretary of Foreign Minister Antony blinked "South African scientists for the rapid identification of the omikron variant" and praised "the South African Government for their transparency in passing on this information that should serve as a model for the world".

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Fear of Omikron: So Corona Medicines .
act after a positive Corona test simply throwing a tablet to prevent to land with heavy symptoms in the hospital - that sounds good. However, it is not so easy so far. The most developed pills against Covid-19 are Molnupiravir distributed by the US pharmaconzern MSD under the name Location Vrio, as well as paxlovide of the competitor Pfizer . These antiviral agents reduce the ability of the virus to reproduce themselves.

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