As a big matter of concern to the world, a new variant of the deadly Coronavirus was found which is said to be the scariest and deadly variant so far. It is more contagious than the Delta and Delta plus variants as it comes with a large number of mutations. The risk posed by the variant on the reinfection is also high.
A new variant of Covid titled Omicron that was found in South Africa earlier in November had spread to other nations like Botswana, Belgium, Hong Kong, Israel, and others. This triggered massive fears and concerns across the globe forcing the nations to take the required safety measures.
The global health agency World Health Organization (WHO) also mentioned the variant as a variant of concern. The Omicron variant’s scientific name is B.1.1.529 that was found for the first time in Africa. One factor that is ringing danger bells across the globe is that the new variant comes with more than 30 mutations.
On the other hand, the initial infections of the news variant of Covid who were infected with the pandemic were vaccinated, which shows how strong and effective the variant of the concern is.
Following this, the countries have swung into action and taken precautionary measures like stopping the flight services from these nations to see that the virus won’t enter their irrespective nations. The United Kingdom was the first to take such action while the United States also did the same.
The United Kingdom had announced that the passengers coming from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, and Eswatini won’t be permitted to allow the nation, and the flight services from these nations will be canceled. The United States announced a similar move and the new restrictions will be followed from Monday.
Despite the bad news for the world, this development won’t bother India as the variant hasn’t entered the country so far. However, we should be careful and follow all the precautions, or else we will face the devastating situations we faced during the first and second waves of the pandemic in the country. Utmost care should be taken by us.
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