The new variant of the corona virus should not be taken lightly. Social distancing and other precautions should be implemented seriously again. Hope the government has learned a lesson from the second wave of corona pandemic. It has to be ensured that the health system never cheats like that again. Omicron coronavirus variant spreads
Concerns are growing around the world about a new variant of the corona virus found in South Africa. There are many mutations in this variant. Because of these, there can be major changes in the way the virus works. How this variant will affect and how dangerous it will be, it is difficult to say right now. But its early signs are worrying. The World Health Organization has named this variant Omicron and has placed it in the Concern Category. So India should be alert immediately. It is a good thing that the central government held a meeting on Saturday to consider the necessary preparations. Now it will be better if the government runs a campaign to warn the countrymen about this. People should be again motivated to follow social distancing and precautions. At the same time, the health system also needs to be reformed. After reviewing it completely, the time is now to remove those flaws, due to which there was devastation in April-May this year.
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South Africa’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has confirmed several cases. The institute has also said that genomic analysis is underway and more cases may emerge. Patients infected with this variant have been identified from Hong Kong to Belgium. The World Health Organization has said that its earliest samples were found in November in many countries. The organization reported that the variant was detected in South Africa. At present, less than 100 complete genome sequences are available. It will take a few more weeks to know more about it now. It has now been revealed that this variant has a large number of mutations and due to this the behavior of this virus can change. But it is not yet clear what type this variant is in terms of the effectiveness of its existing vaccines and drugs. Cases of the new variant are also reported to be found in Botswana and Hong Kong. The African Union’s Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that the data that is coming out will be investigated. However, the World Health Organization has placed it in the category of concern, which is obviously a serious matter. Everyone should take it seriously.