World Desk, Amar Ujala, Washington
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Up to date Sat, 27 Nov 2021 01:24 AM IST
The sanctions will apply to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.
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The US official mentioned the sanctions will apply to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi and are being applied as a precaution to keep away from the chance of a brand new corona variant spreading to southern Africa.
Omicron is a matter of concern
The World Well being Group (WHO) held a gathering on Friday relating to the brand new variant of Corona. It has designated a brand new COVID-19 variant present in giant numbers in South Africa as a matter of concern. That is the fifth variant that has been named.
WHO names the brand new variant Omicron
The brand new B.1.1.529 variant of Corona has been renamed. The World Well being Group (WHO) has named this variant Omicron. The World Well being Group held a gathering on Friday to debate this variant, the place the kind of this corona was named. This corona variant has additionally been named after the Greek alphabet. Earlier, the delta variant, which triggered worldwide havoc in late December 2020, was additionally named by WHO which was labeled as a variant of concern.
How is the scenario in Africa with the brand new variant?
After the primary few circumstances had been reported in South Africa, the an infection price right here has elevated to 93 % inside a day. Native scientists say that this variant of the corona has up to now unfold to 9 provinces of South Africa and most of its victims are younger folks.