In Botswana, a new type of first-identified corona, Omicron, has spread to four more European countries. The countries are United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Czech Republic. The species was previously identified in Belgium, another European country. It is also known to be affected in the Netherlands.
According to the BBC, many countries around the world are on high alert for concerns over the new type of corona. Many have begun to take steps such as travel bans and restrictions in South African countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called Corona’s new strain “worrying.”
British Health Minister Sajid Javid said the two had been identified in Britain as omikron type. He said the two victims were recently involved in two separate trips to South Africa. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a series of measures to curb the spread of the virus.
Meanwhile, the German state of Bavaria’s health ministry said it had identified two patients with coronary amyloidosis. On November 24, they entered Germany from South Africa via Munich Airport. The affected people are now in isolation, according to the health ministry.
In Italy, too, there have been reports of a person being diagnosed with Omicron. According to the country’s National Institutes of Health, a corona has been identified in Milan, and the person is infected with the Omicron type. The man recently returned to Italy from Mozambique, a country bordering South Africa.
Meanwhile, a woman in a hospital in the northern city of Liberec in the Czech Republic, another European country, was diagnosed with an Omicron infection. One of the regional hospitals confirmed the news. The woman recently returned from Namibia, an African country, via South Africa and Dubai.