The World Health Organization warns of a rise in cases with the "Omicron" variant worldwide, at a time when many countries in Europe and the rest of the world decide to enforce vaccines.
The beginning was made by France, which imposed compulsory vaccinations for citizens over 65 years, and Italy, in some professional groups (sanitary, teachers, Security Forces), but it was Austria that decided on universal vaccination of citizens. also, Germany will follow the same path from February, to stop the pandemic that causes suffocation in the Health system.
Pending the first data on the response of the vaccines to the "Micron" variant, WHO warns that "new variant may be even more contagious than Delta", Member of the Scientific Team of the Agency for Vaccines. However, the first clinical trials were conducted in Britain, for the type of vaccines and their response after the third dose, have shown that booster doses Pfizer and Moderna provide the best protection.
Dozens of countries report cases of the new variant on a daily basis, while Europe is in a state of panic and most governments are taking steps to prevent the spread of. In Germany, the country with the advanced Health system, Cancer surgeries are postponed due to the growing number of patients in hospitals, as reported by Deutsche Welle. Restrictions and measures for the unvaccinated, agreed by the heads of state in the country, should have been taken earlier, according to the Minister of Health, Jens Span. The German official said that the number of people currently infected with Covid exceeds 1% of the population and daily die around 400 individuals. Lothar Wheeler, President of the Robert Koch State Epidemiological Institute, warns that restrictions should be strictly enforced and vaccinations intensified to stop the exponential growth of the pandemic. also, the Poland and the Switzerland characterized by the German authorities as «high risk areas ", which means that travel restrictions and the 10-day quarantine requirement for unvaccinated travelers entering the country apply. THE Bavaria is the first German state to implement the strictest restrictive measures, resulting in only the fully vaccinatedand those who have recovered from Covid to enter retail stores in Bavaria from 8 December (supermarkets and bakeries are excluded).
In Britain, health authorities estimate that last week one in 60 The British were positive for the coronavirus. That means over 1 million citizens tested positive last week, which indicates the spread of infections. However, despite the many cases daily (the previous 24 hours were recorded 53.945 cases), deaths remain relatively low (143 deaths in a country 68,3 millions of inhabitants) due to vaccinations.
The variant of the coronavirus "Omicron", located in Botswana in early November - and then in South Africa- it was probably released earlier in Africa or elsewhere in the world, although this may never be clarified. The President of Botswana, however, he complains about the "resin" that scientists have stuck in his country, denying that it is the "starting point" of "Omicron". President Moguetsi Masisi says some of the four diplomats who tested positive for the "Omicron" variant had come from Europe to Botswana ("Omicron" was located in diplomats who traveled to the country on 7 November and left on 11 November). Masisi calls for lifting of travel bans imposed on South African countries. It was preceded by the President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramafoza, who protested against the punishment of many Western countries against Pretoria, despite the fact that the South African authorities warned about the danger of the new executive.
The same time, in South Africa Coronavirus cases multiply with the new "Omicron" variant - and even among children. Yet, however, they are unable to determine whether the new mutant is more likely to affect children.
The number of positive cases increased among older children 10-14 years in the country, where one third of the population in South Africa is below 18 years. In the province of Gauteng in South Africa, where the capital Pretoria and the financial capital Johannesburg are located, the virus spreads faster than the onset of the pandemic.
- Austria: The first country in the EU. which imposes universal compulsory vaccination.
- France imposed compulsory vaccinations on health workers and then on citizens over 65 years.
- Italy: Mandatory vaccination or negative test for all private and public sector employees.
-USA: Vaccinations are mandatory for civil servants and health workers.
Vaccines are mandatory for specific groups of workers
China, Russia, Australia, N. Zealand, Egypt, Hungary, Turkey, Latvia, Ukraine etc..
Vaccines are mandatory everywhere: Indonesia, Turkmenistan.