(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) WHO issued an emergency statement on the "Omi Keron" mutant strain, and countries launched strict defenses

  China News Agency, Beijing, November 28th. Comprehensive news: The latest data from the official website of the World Health Organization shows that as of 18:21 on the 26th Central European Time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new crown worldwide reached 259502031, and the cumulative number of deaths was 5,183,003.

  The World Health Organization held an emergency meeting on the 26th and issued a statement, listing the new coronavirus mutant strain B.1.1.529 as a "mutant strain that needs attention" and named it Omicron.

The WHO pointed out that the Omi Keron mutant was reported for the first time in South Africa. Preliminary studies have shown that the mutant causes an increased risk of re-infection with the virus in the human body.

  The delta mutant strain contains a total of 15 mutations. At present, it is known that the Omi Keron variant carries at least 32 mutations. A large number of mutations means that the effectiveness of the existing new crown vaccine may be weakened and it may be more infectious.

The WHO said that to assess whether it is more infectious or more resistant to vaccines, more experimental data is still needed.

Americas: New York State enters a "disaster emergency"

  According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States on the 28th, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the United States exceeded 48.2 million, and the cumulative number of deaths exceeded 776,000.

The average daily number of new cases in New York State in the past 7 days was 6,886.

The state announced on the 26th that it has entered a "disaster emergency". In the case of insufficient medical resources such as hospital beds less than 10%, the state allows the health department to restrict non-essential and non-emergency medical procedures.

  In order to prevent the spread of the Omi Keron variant in the United States, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 27th increased the travel risk index of eight African countries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana It is "Level 4", which means "very high".

On the same day, the US State Department also issued a warning to the public, suggesting not to travel to the above eight African countries.

  According to the latest data from the official website of the Ministry of Health of Brazil, on the 27th, there were 9233 new confirmed cases of new crown in Brazil and 229 new deaths. The cumulative number of confirmed cases was close to 22.08 million, and the cumulative number of deaths was close to 615,000.

  In response to the new mutant strain of Omi Keron, the Brazilian Ministry of Health issued a "risk notification" on the 26th, stating that no cases of infection have been found in Brazil, and emphasized to the public to vaccinate the new crown, wear masks, maintain social distancing, and isolate suspected cases. The importance of measures.

  The Minister of Health of Argentina announced on the 26th that the Argentine government has decided to postpone the plan to resume direct flights to Africa in mid-December. Those who have been to Africa in the past 14 days need to undergo nucleic acid testing and self-isolate for 14 days upon entry.

Europe: Confirmed cases of Omi Keron mutants were found in many countries and emergency preparedness

  The President of the European Commission said on the 26th that in view of the emergence of Omi Keron mutants, the European Union proposed to ban flights from many countries in southern Africa.

  On the 27th, the United Kingdom confirmed two cases of Omi Keron variant infection, in Essex and Nottingham.

The two cases are related and both have been to South Africa.

Currently, the two patients are self-isolating with their families and will undergo further testing.

The government has conducted targeted testing, genetic sequencing and tracking of the areas where the confirmed cases are located.

  Germany reported 44,401 new confirmed cases of new crown on the 27th, down from 67,000 the day before.

The state of Bavaria announced on the 27th that it had confirmed 2 cases of Omi Keron variant infection.

The two infected people arrived at Munich Airport in Germany on the 24th and are currently in isolation.

  The National Institute of Public Health and Environment of the Netherlands announced on the 27th that among the 61 confirmed cases of the new crown that had flown from South Africa to Amsterdam the previous day, several cases of Omi Keron variants had been "basically confirmed".

Before the final confirmation, the specific number of suspected infected persons has not been announced.

  The Dutch government stated that it is contacting about 5,000 Dutch people with a history of travel to southern African countries since November 22 and asking them to go to medical institutions for virus testing as soon as possible.

  The Italian National Institute of Health said that a case from Mozambique was found in Milan infected with the Omi Keron variant.

The Czech health department said that it is examining a person who has lived in Namibia for a while, and he is suspected of being infected with the Omi Keron variant.

  The scientific research team of the Children's Hospital of Rome, Italy released the world's first picture of the Omi Keron variant on the 27th.

The picture shows that the Omi Keron strain has more spike protein mutations than the Delta strain.

These variations are diverse, and most of them are located in areas that interact with human cells.

The researchers said that the new coronavirus has further adapted to the human body through mutation, but it does not necessarily mean that it has become more dangerous.

Asia: Israel finds first case of Omi Keron variant infection

  The Israeli Ministry of Health announced on the 26th that the country had discovered the first case of Ome Keron variant infection and two suspected infections.

The Israeli government held an emergency meeting on the same day to declare all countries in central and southern Africa as "red areas" and prohibit entry of people from these countries. The decision took effect immediately.

  The Minister of Health of Malaysia stated on the 27th that in order to prevent the Omi Keron mutant, it will track the epidemic in real time, monitor the implementation of the "Travel Bubble" plan at any time based on the spread of the virus and changes in the degree of risk, and increase the prohibition on travel or entry when necessary. List of countries.

The country will also implement a national testing strategy from the 29th. School students who have not reached the age of vaccinating the new crown virus need to be sampled for new crown virus testing every week to avoid collective infection incidents in schools.

  According to a report by Singapore’s Lianhe Zaobao on the 28th, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on the same day that the newly emerging Omi Keron variant may force Singapore’s plan to reopen "a few steps back."

  According to a report from Kyodo News on the 27th, no confirmed cases of the Omi Keron variant have been found in Japan.

Japan's National Institute of Infectious Diseases has designated it as the second-highest alert "mutant strain requiring attention."

Africa: Omi Keron variant may cause a 10-fold increase in South Africa’s daily increase in cases

  The Omi Keron variant is driving a new wave of outbreaks in South Africa, and experts predict that it may lead to a 10-fold increase in the number of cases in South Africa this month.

Statistics from the Ministry of Health of South Africa on the 27th showed that there were 3,220 new confirmed cases of new crown and 8 new deaths in the country that day. The total number of confirmed cases is close to 2.96 million, and the total number of deaths is close to 90,000.

  After the large-scale vaccination of the new crown vaccine began in South Africa, the number of new confirmed cases of new crowns dropped from more than 10,000 in a single day to less than 1,000 in early October. However, the number of newly diagnosed cases in a single day suddenly exceeded 1,000 on the 22nd. On the 25th, The South African Ministry of Health announced the discovery of a new variant of the new coronavirus in the country.

  According to foreign media reports, this wave of outbreak in South Africa was first related to a cluster of infections among students in the capital Pretoria. The number of infections increased rapidly and spread to nearby Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa.

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