New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning about the very serious consequences of the new variant of Kovid-19, Omicron. The WHO has said that the risk and risk of spreading infection from Omicron is very high.
The world health body said in a statement that Omicron has an unexpected number of spike proteins. Some of these are such that by spreading the infection rapidly, it can turn into a big disaster.
The WHO stated that Omicron has the potential to cause a high number of mutations, which may also contain 26 to 32 mutants, and some of these are of concern. However, there are still a lot of uncertainties regarding this new variant, the global health body said.
The WHO said the potential spread of omicrons on a global scale is high. It has said that the Omicron variant could spread rapidly around the world. Therefore, it has requested all countries to expedite the vaccination. Along with this, government health services have been asked to prepare to deal with these disasters.
Let us inform that the first case of this Kovid-19 variant was detected in South Africa, but now it has spread to about 12 countries.
The global health body further said that there may be a future surge in the cases of COVID-19, which can have serious consequences, depending on several factors, which may increase. The WHO said the overall global risk related to the new variant is very high.
Describing priority actions for member states, the body stressed on increasing surveillance and sequencing efforts to better understand SARS-CoV-2 variants, including Omicron. WHO said this should include community testing to find out whether Omicron is circulating at the community level.
According to WHO, it is necessary to accelerate the Kovid vaccination coverage. It has said that the highest priority should be given to those who are not yet fully vaccinated or not yet fully vaccinated, especially among the population designated as high priority.
It has emphasized on use of masks, physical distancing, ventilation of indoor space, avoidance of crowd and hand hygiene. With the emergence of the Omicron variant, such precautions are the key to reducing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the health body said. WHO has advised member countries to conduct contact tracing of COVID-19 cases to break the chain of infection.
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