The Omicron variant of the Covid-19 infection has raised concerns around the world. Scientists are constantly researching how dangerous this virus is and whether the vaccine is 100% effective against it. Meanwhile, leading scientists of South Africa have given important information in this regard. He said that it is too early to say that the Omicron variant of Covid-19 will only cause mild illness. Scientists said that it is difficult to determine the exact effect of the corona virus strain as it has so far affected most of the youth, who are more able to fight the disease. Some of these people fall ill after coming in contact with the virus. Scientists gave this information in a presentation to the MPs.
Earlier, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases reported that the number of new positive cases in South Africa doubled in the last 24 hours. Apart from this, the Omicron variant is the dominant strain in the country so far. In the case, Michael Groom, the head of Public Health Surveillance and Response, told the MPs – the new form of infection is mostly spread among younger people. But we are also monitoring this case in older people. Let us inform that on November 25, 2021, the South African government and scientists informed the country that a new variant of the corona virus (later named Omicron by the World Health Organization) has been found. Travel restrictions have been imposed on several South African countries after the cases of the new variant surfaced.
It is noteworthy that after the cases of Omicron variants came to light across the world, the Government of India has come into immediate action. Screening of people is being done continuously and they are also being quarantined if needed. Meanwhile, new guidelines have also been implemented for international travelers. After which a total of six people traveling from at-risk countries were found infected with Covid-19. The Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday that a total of 11 international flights have landed at various airports across the country originating from risk countries since the implementation of the revised guidelines in view of the new Covid variant Omicron. These flights carrying 3,476 passengers landed from ‘at risk’ countries from midnight to 4 pm. (including agency input)