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US News: Omicron Variant: "No reason to panic", according to Joe Biden

Omicron variant: a first suspect case detected in Germany

 Omicron variant: a first suspect case detected in Germany © Paul Zinken / DPA / DPA Picture-Alliance via AFP Germany, Covid-19, Variant Omicron, a near the Belgium , where a first proven case of Omicron variant has been reported, the Germany could in turn be already contaminated by the new South African variant that worries. A suspect case, detected in a person recently returned from South Africa , has indeed been identified, announced on Saturday the regional authorities of the State of Hesse (West).

Le président Joe Biden lors d'une réunion avec des chefs d'entreprise, dans la bibliothèque de l'Eisenhower Executive Office Building sur le campus de la Maison Blanche, lundi 29 novembre 2021 à Washington. © President Joe Biden at a meeting with business leaders, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Library On the white house campus, Monday, November 29, 2021 in Washington. "If people are vaccinated and wear a mask, there is no need for confinement. Joe Biden mentioned this Monday, November 29 the emergence of the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus SARS-COV-2. While several countries are barricadent, particularly vis-à-vis Southern Africa - which is the case of the United States - the US president posted his calm.

"There are reasons to be concerned about this new variant, but no reason to panic," said the US president on Monday 29 November. Joe Biden calls the Americans to vaccinate, to vaccinate their children, to receive their recall dose if needed, as well as to wear the mask inside.

Coronavirus: Two passengers from the southern Africa contaminated in Australia by the Omicron Variant

 Coronavirus: Two passengers from the southern Africa contaminated in Australia by the Omicron Variant The Ministry invites the 260 passengers and flying crew members to set up isolation © USA Today Network / SIPA USA / SIPA Passengers have traveled since Southern Africa via Doha. Variant - The Ministry invites the 260 passengers and flight crew members to be setup Australian Sanitary authorities announced this Sunday have detected the presence of the coronavirus Omicron variant after testing. Emergency carried out in two passengers from Southern Africa who landed Saturday in Sydney.

The list of countries where Omicron, varying with many mutations, has been detected continues to lie down every day, especially in Europe, after first cases identified in southern Africa Thursday, November 25. Canada has announced its first two cases on Sunday. The day before, Israel has simply closed its borders to foreigners.

►Lire: Omicron, allow scientists the time to analyze the phenomenon

"sooner or later", says Biden, the Omicron will appear in the United States, which is not the case at the moment . Asked about possible new restrictions, "I do not anticipate that at this point," he nevertheless responded, while the United States closed their borders to travelers from eight African countries Southern.

In addition, the President of the United States was asked about a possible immunization obligation, and a possible obligation to test, to take an internal flight. At this point, he said, "This is not a recommendation" of the scientific community. Thursday, Joe Biden intends to present a detailed struggle strategy during the winter.

Coronavirus: WHO judges the global risk related to the Omicron variant as "very high"

 Coronavirus: WHO judges the global risk related to the Omicron variant as health-coronavirus-WHO: coronavirus: WHO judges the global risk related to the Omicron variant as "very high" © Reuters / Denis Balibouse Coronavirus: WHO judges the global risk related to the Omicron variant as "very high" Geneve (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated Monday that the risk related to the Omicron Variant of the Coronavirus SARS- COV-2 was "very high" globally, especially because of the great probability that it is spreading around the world.

"Not with closures or confines, but by amplifying vaccination, reminders, tests," said the head of state.

Biden pays tribute to South African scientists, but justifies flight restrictions

the scientific community in South Africa quickly informed the world of the emergence of this new variant. This kind of transparency must be encouraged and applauded. Because this increases our ability to respond quickly to all new threats.

and that's exactly what we did. The same day where WHO identified the new variant, I took immediate action to restrict travel from southern African countries. But although these restrictions can slow down Omicron, they can not prevent it.

That's what it allows: it gives us time. Time to act more, to move faster and to make sure people understand. You have to get vaccinated, you have to have this injection, you have to make this reminder. Sooner or later, we will have cases of this new variant here in the United States. This variant is a source of concern, not a reason to panic.

COVID-19: There are now 12 cases of Omicron in France .
© Copyright 2021, Obs 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 .

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