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Slovakia Detects 1st Omicron Case


Sun 12 Dec 2021 | 04:07 PM
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Slovakia detected the earliest three cases of the newly emerged COVID-19 variant, Omicron, media agencies reported on Sunday.

The three patients were coming from countries suffering from dangerous medical situation.

The authorities added that the passengers contacted medical experts and chose to quarantine themselves.

Moreover, medical authorities highlighted that the three quarantined patients have received full COVID-19 jabs, and they have mild symptoms.

Until now, more than 30 countries reported the presence of Omicron cases around the world including the UK, Germany, Italy, and France in Europe, Saudi Arabia in the Middle East region, Japan and Hong Kong in Asia.

The World Health Organization (WHO) designated it as a ‘variant of concern’ on Friday.

The new South African strain has been designated as a source of concern by WHO because it has a high number of mutations (32), potentially making it more transmissible and deadly and has a high number of mutations (32), potentially making it more transmissible and deadly.

WHO has given it the name Omicron, which is the Greek alphabet’s 15th letter.

Following news of the new variant, the US, the EU, Canada, Israel, Australia, and other countries have imposed travel restrictions on many southern African countries due to health concerns.

WHO said that the omicron Covid variant is likely to spread further and poses a “very high” global risk, warning that surges of Covid infections caused by the variant of concern could have “severe consequences” for some areas.