The health authority of the Netherlands has said that in two local cases, a new form of the corona virus, Omicron, was found in samples from about 11 days ago. This shows that it was already in Western Europe before the news broke out from South Africa last week. The RIVM Institute of Health said it had detected the Omicron form in samples collected between November 19 and November 23. Last Friday, travelers from South Africa were confirmed to be infected with this new form of the virus.
He was screened at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. New findings about the ‘omicron’ nature of the coronavirus made it clear on Tuesday that this emerging threat has spread widely in countries even before rescue began. Because today two countries have confirmed their first cases and the third has reported its presence even before the South African authorities sounded the alarm bell.
the worst is yet to come
The World Health Organization said that South Africa first reported this pattern to the United Nations health agency on 24 November. Meanwhile, Japan and France today reported their first cases related to a new form of the virus, which has once again dashed the world’s hopes of returning to normalcy. This has created fear that the worst is yet to come. Meanwhile, German officials said they had found an ‘Omicron’ infection in a man who had neither traveled abroad nor been in contact with anyone.
Vaccine the biggest weapon against Omicron
This new information about the new form of corona virus has now created a different kind of concern around the world. However, many experts have tried to allay the fear by saying that anti-Covid vaccines are still the biggest weapon against the pandemic. Experts have said that currently there is limited data available on Omicron variants. But early signs suggest that there is no need to panic.