Countries are taking a number of measures to try to stop the spread of a new strain of the new coronavirus.
Micron was classified as having a “worry type”. Preliminary evidence suggests that it increases the risk of reinfection.
The variant was detected in South Africa earlier this month and was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) last Wednesday (24/11).
Microns have been responsible for most of the infections detected in Gauteng, South Africa’s most populous province, over the past two weeks.
But South Africa’s health minister says, “There is absolutely no need to panic.”
“We have been in this situation before,” said Joe Fahla, referring to a beta version found in South Africa last December.
Microns have also been detected in other countries, as nations close their borders to travelers from southern Africa to prevent the virus from entering.
Also, vaccination programs are accelerating the use of booster doses in an effort to prevent severe cases and deaths.
For its part, China said it would distribute 1 billion doses of vaccination agents to African countries to try to increase local vaccination levels.
The disparity between rich and poor countries in vaccination against the coronavirus has been widely criticized and is a cause of concern among experts.
But why does Micron worry? How is it detected?
After all, what are these variants and how many are there so far?
BBC News Brasil has prepared the following charts to help answer these and other questions. check out.
1. Why is Micron a concern?
2. What’s the difference in the new version
3. What are the variants?
4. Known Coronavirus Variants So Far
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