Encouraging comments about the 'Omicron' mutant

Yesterday, Sunday, the head of the Public Health Services in the Israeli Ministry of Health, Dr. Sharon Alroy Press, warned that the spread of the new Corona virus “Omicron” is “extremely high”, but stressed that the symptoms discovered among infected people, who had been vaccinated, were “mild.” ".

The official pointed out at a Knesset meeting, yesterday, Sunday, to a flight from South Africa to the Netherlands, which discovered 62 cases of mutant infection among the 600 people on board, and said that this is a “very, very fast” spread, according to her statements quoted by the Haaretz newspaper.

In a radio interview with him on Sunday morning, the Director-General of the Ministry of Health, Nahman Asch, said that “Omicron” is the “most worrying” mutant so far, and that vaccines “are not 100 percent effective and we need to know whether the protection it provides is effective.” Much less".

However, he noted, "There are reports that those who have been vaccinated (in general) have mild symptoms, and the majority are asymptomatic. There is a high probability that the vaccine will be highly effective against severe infection," according to "The Times of Israel".

The Israeli Ministry of Health announced the presence of a confirmed case of "Omicron" and 12 suspected cases as of Sunday morning.

Israel is among the countries that have monitored "Omicron", since it was first discovered in South Africa, in addition to Britain, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Botswana, Hong Kong and Australia, among other countries.

On Saturday, Israel said it would ban all foreigners from entering the country, becoming the first country to completely close its borders to tackle the newly discovered mutant.

It also announced the imposition of a three-day quarantine on Israelis returning from abroad, regardless of their vaccination status, according to Haaretz.

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