Coronavirus Omicron Variant: There has been a stir around the world due to the discovery of a new variant of Coronavirus. All the countries of the world have started taking precautionary steps to stop the entry of this variant in their country. One of these is the banning of international flights from South Africa. The ‘Omicron’ variant of Kovid-19 is believed to be more dangerous than Delta. It is being said that the vaccine on this is also ineffective. On Friday, this variant (B.1.1529) has been placed in the ‘Variant of Concern’ by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Meanwhile, a relief news is coming out about the Omicron variant. In fact, South African experts say that this variant is causing mild disease without any major syndrome. This variant results in only mild illness, with symptoms such as muscle pain, fatigue and being sick for two days. This information has been given by Angelique Coetzee, president of the South African Medical Association. The official also says that the new strain has not been found in people who have taken the vaccine.
Severe symptoms not found in patients
Angelique Coetzee says that so far no symptoms such as loss of smell have been seen in the infected. Corona patients may have mild phlegm, which is not a major symptom. He told that even in the hospital, the number of patients infected with this variant is not high. Some people are being treated at home. But all those hospitalized are young people who are 40 or younger. The President of the Medical Association said that this variant can spread, but we do not understand why it is being so publicized? Information is being collected about this. More information can be gathered about it only after two weeks.
Let us tell you that this new variant of Coronavirus was first found in South Africa on 24 November. Since then there has been a huge increase in corona cases here. It is being said that this form is responsible for 90 percent of the new cases. However, even after the increase in the number of patients, relatively less cases of infection are being reported in the country. But doctors are worried about the speed at which Omicron is capturing youth.
New variant spreading rapidly among such people
South African health officials say that it is initially believed that this new variant is spreading rapidly among people who have not been vaccinated. Talking about South Africa, only about 40 percent of adults here have got the vaccine. Among them, this number is very less in people in the age group of 20 to 40 years.
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