A new variant of Covid-19 has arrived in Europe. The first case of a new Covid-19 variant in Europe has been made public. Belgium’s Minister of Health, Frank Vandenbroucke, said that B.1.1.529 of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus from South Africa was detected in one of the patients. The politician appealed to European countries to increase preventive measures.
The Belgian health minister noted that this is not a reason for excessive panic. – Caution and scientific analysis are recommended. It’s a suspicious variant, but we don’t know if it’s very dangerous – He said. In addition, the Belgian government – for the duration of the research results – blocked the borders for people from South Africa. – Just in case, we have to close all transmission channels – added the head of the ministry. The person diagnosed with the new variant returned from a foreign trip from Egypt to Belgium. She was unvaccinated and the first symptoms of infection were recorded on November 22nd. Belgian virologist Marc Van Ranst tweeted about the new case: “In Belgium, one sample was confirmed as a new variant B.1.1.529 (in a traveler returning from Egypt (11/11); first symptoms on 22/11).” On Friday evening, a meeting of parliamentary clubs and groups with the deputy minister of health took place in the Sejm. In addition to introducing free tests for Covid-19 for specific professional groups, the draft law on the compensation fund is finally to be submitted to the Sejm. Waldemar Kraska was asked by a TVN24 journalist about preventive measures regarding the new variant of the coronavirus and the suspension of flights. – We will probably decide to suspend flights – informed.
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