UK calls emergency G7 meeting to discuss ‘Micron Variant – International’

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London – British government, at the forefront G7 Rotating Presidency, This Sunday, 28, is called an “emergency meeting” with health ministers of member states Address the issue of “the Micron version of the coronavirus”,

The UK Department of Health then said in a statement: “An emergency meeting of the G7 Health Ministers will be convened on Monday 29 November to discuss the development of Micron.” Many cases have been reported in Europe,

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, determined the reinforcement of hygiene measures after three cases of the micron version of the coronavirus were confirmed in the country on Saturday, 27.

“We need to buy time, while our scientists do research, while we vaccinate and promote,” Johnson told a news conference. The prime minister said the trips would not be cancelled, but anyone entering the country would have to take a mandatory PCR-type test (cotton swab) on the second day after arrival.

In addition, all passengers must self-isolate until the test results are received, and can leave until the result is negative. “We need to reduce this type of spread in the UK,” the prime minister said. “Help prevent this by strengthening the use of masks indoors and on public transport.”

Micron version confirmed on four continents

a micron type The new coronavirus continues to spread around the world. with new cases confirmed Australia, Denmark I Holland This Sunday, 28, new strains have been identified in four continents: Asia, Europe, Oceania and Africa (where the first case was detected). More than ten countries have confirmed cases COVID-19 Due to the new version – and other suspected cases are being analyzed.

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With more than five million deaths worldwide since the start of the pandemic in 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) this week found the new version to be “alarming”. Israel closed its borders to foreigners in view of the situation.

The Dutch government on Sunday confirmed 13 cases of Micron-related COVID-19 in the country. All include passengers on two flights that depart from South Africa and arrive in Amsterdam on Friday 26th, When more than 600 passengers were tested and 61 COVID-19 positive cases detected, “It is unlikely that there will be more cases in the Netherlands,” Health Minister Hugo de Jong said. “This could be the tip of the iceberg.”

Also this Sunday, the officials of Australia I Denmark Two micron cases were confirmed in each country. Feather Denmark, Health officials confirmed two cases in travelers arriving from South Africa.

In Australia, two cases were in travelers returning from southern Africa and arriving in Sydney on the same day the country’s borders with nine countries in the south of the African continent were closed. 12 passengers on the same flight have been quarantined.

Australia recently lifted a ban on its vaccinated citizens from traveling abroad without authorization.

So far, cases of the new variant have been detected South Africa, UK, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Botswana, Israel, Australia I hong kong, a Austria Analyzes a suspected case, while the French health minister, Olivier Veran, acknowledged the strain must already be in circulation in French territory.

the government of Brazil Too suspicious case investigation: From a Brazilian who tested positive for COVID-19 and had come from South Africa.

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Sanctions

Israel, where the case of a traveler from Malawi was confirmed, decided to impose restrictions from this Sunday foreign entry In the country, as well as forcing its vaccinated citizens who returned from travel to undergo a PCR test and a three-day quarantine (seven in the case of non-vaccination).

The decision comes within a month (on November 1) of the reopening of the country’s borders and eight days after the Jewish zesta of Hanukkah. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the ban would initially last for 14 days. Israel’s health officials expect that more will be known about the effectiveness of vaccines against micron within this period.

The United States, Brazil, Canada, European Union countries, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Thailand have imposed travel restrictions from South Africa, where the micron probably originated.

in the UK, where Two cases linked to the variant were identified.The government announced measures to contain the spread, including testing people arriving in the country and requiring the use of masks in certain environments. British Health Minister Sajid Javid said he hoped to receive guidance on a possible expansion of the vaccination program for people already fully immunized, in order to weaken the effects of the strain.

Micron’s discovery last week by the World Health Organization has raised concerns around the world that the new strain could be more resistant to the vaccine and prolong the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

It is suspected that this type is potentially more contagious than other strains, although it is not yet known whether it causes more or less severe symptoms than the others. / AFP and Reuters

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Wayne is a reporter who covers everything from oil trading to China's biggest conglomerates and technology companies. Originally from Chicago, he is a graduate of New York University's business and economic reporting program.

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