The big O: Omicron is the name of a new Covid-19 variant, but also the name of two sci-fi movies and even a creepy video game…
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Well, well. An ICU doctor claims the variant Omicron is most dangerous to those aged between 20 and 30 years – based on admitted patients.
Maybe that’s what happens when you’re too quick to blame African countries and shut the borders?
The UK has cases of the Omicron variant too.
The agency recommended “the temporary suspension of authorization to disembark in Brazil for foreign travellers […]”
“Crude oil prices have slumped sharply over concerns that this new mutation could add to the pressure on demand,” said CMC Markets analyst
Within hours, Britain, Israel, Singapore, Japan and Germany had restricted travel from South Africa citing the threat of the new variant.
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Dr Joe Phaahla told parliament that vaccination still offers protection against the C.1.2 variant of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases said on Wednesday the Lambda variant has not been detected in South Africa.
The Department of Health has confirmed that 11 cases of COVID-19 variants from India and the UK have been detected in South Africa.
The Kenyan government announced that the country has a case of the coronavirus variant first detected in India, on Wednesday.
Israel has tightened its international travel regulations which prohibit its citizens from visiting several destinations, including South Africa.
The Department of Health said it noted concerns about the B.1.617 variant and said it has not been detected in South Africa, on Monday, 3 May.
France will impose a 10-day quarantine on arrivals from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South Africa over concerns about variants of the coronavirus.