Coronavirus. A new variant of the Omikron. Adam Niedzielski recommends “paying special attention” to the new variant

Due to the new variant of the coronavirus detected in South African countries, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski instructed the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate to “pay special attention in epidemic interviews to the issue of contact with people returning from Africa – especially from South Africa”.

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“I have instructed GIS to pay special attention in epidemic interviews to the issue of contact with people returning from Africa – especially South Africa, where the mutation is responsible for 100% of new infections. Positive samples will be tested in laboratories for the genome of the virus” – the head announced on Friday health department.

The minister also attached to the entry information published on social media by the World Health Organization.

The WHO has rated the new coronavirus variant detected in South African countries as “of concern”. WHO specialists described it as a highly contagious variety. The previous coronavirus variant in this category was the currently dominant Delta variant in the world.

Omicron. The new coronavirus variant has been named and classified

The new variant of the coronavirus, previously known as B.1.1.529, has been renamed Omikron.

Variant B.1.1529 was detected in Botswana. Three days later, its presence was confirmed in a patient in South Africa. He was also identified in the 36-year-old who returned from South Africa to Hong Kong on November 13.

After the discovery of a new, more contagious variant of the coronavirus in southern Africa, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Austria and the Netherlands, among others, decided to suspend air connections from this region.

Main photo source: Leszek Szymański / PAP

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