The US Government has proposed strategies to fight again the new strain of covid-19 virus-the Omicron. The main plans include the launch of new booster jabs, free testing at the comfort of the people’s homes, and new rules and regulations for ecumenical travelers.
The US President Joe Biden has introduced new rules and regulations that will be implemented to fight against the Covid-19 virus mutant. He stated that the spread of the Omicron variant in the world has increased the urgency of the situation to introduce booster jabs to provide immunization against the new strain of the virus.
Biden’s plans also include laying out strict restrictions for International travelers and also widening the excess for the people to get tested at the comfort of their homes.
Further, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has divulged to the public on Thursday relaying restrictions for the unvaccinated people, has stated that people who have not received a single dose of vaccination will be exempted to enter non-essential shops, cultural and recreational sites. The parliament has also announced that the Government will also implement rules to take vaccines mandatory in the coming months.
India along with other countries including Finland and Norway have already reported the first case of the infection of the covid-19 mutant.
The UK Government has requested the hospitals to provide monoclonal therapy called Sontrovimbap to the patients who possess the risk to develop severe symptoms of the Covid-19 virus.
The government has made it mandatory as it was reported in South Korea that the cases have spiked to a large number with the authorities halting the quarantine exemptions for the vaccinated travelers for an interval of two weeks in an attempt to eradicate the new mutant of the Covid-19 virus- Omicron.
South Africa was the country where the scientists first discerned the virus last week. They have moreover noticed the splurge of the virus with the infections have doubled in a single day.
This made the lawmakers take strict decisions to prevent the spread of the omicron variant that does not result in the turning of a dire situation.
Nancy Pelosi, who is the US House of Represented has called for “vigilance” against the omicron Covid-19 strain and further asked people to get their booster jabs after President Joe Biden emphasized the necessity to get jabbed
She has moreover announced that California is the first country to launch the booster jabs. Although South Africa has recorded the cases of the Omicron variant and the infected people were fully vaccinated, they did not have the privilege to get the booster shots. As a result, she has encouraged all the residents hailing from the country to come forward and get jabbed.
She has also conveyed that California is the first country to launch the booster jabs. Although South Africa has recorded the cases of the Omicron variant and the infected individuals were fully vaccinated, they did not have the privilege to get the booster shots. As a result, she has encouraged all the residents hailing from the country to come forward and get jabbed.
Cases of the new Covid-19 variant in the United States of America and the rest of the world:
The local media has recently announced that the health officials in the US have already reported the cases of the Covid-19 variant- Omicron. They have identified the infected to be a woman who has recently traveled to South Africa.
The town of Durham that is situated in the central part of Canada has also recorded the first case of the covid-19 variant.
The infectee had a travel history and has also visited Ottawa that is considered to be one of the high risked countries in South Africa. Later, further testing disclosed that the numbers have surged to a count of ten.
Zimbabwe has also recorded its first cases of infection as the Vice President has announced on state television. He revealed that there is much chance of a fourth wave as the country has reported a spike in the mortality rates and the covid infection.
However, Chiwenga did not disclose further information on how many individuals are infected with the new covid-19 variant.
All the continents are trying to keep the Omicron variant at bay by imposing stricter travel rules. They have done this to prevent the transmission of the virus from high-risk areas.
It has been reported that 56 countries have implemented strict travel measures but it was warned by the World Health Organisation that decisions taken without any knowledge will result in negative repercussions.
This is because of the fact that travel bans on the high-risk areas will prevent the samples to be shipped to different countries where the genome could be analyzed to yield fruitful results.
The WHO has repeatedly asked not to impose blanket bans on traveling by the country.
The information regarding the severity or the transmissibility rate of the new strain is still not made clear. It will take the scientists time to culture the new variant and test their samples in the labs.
Despite that, the WHO has stated that there is a probability of the vaccines that were previously administered to protect against the covid-19 virus provide protection against the new strain.
The US Government has planned the strategies and asked that the people should not be politically divisive about the decisions taken by the cabinet. Joe Biden has asked the citizens to let go of bipartisan and fight against the covid-19 without making it a political concern.
Joe Biden has clearly stated that his Winter rules would include protocols to minimize the transmission of the new strain of the virus.
The arriving travelers have to present a reppresent a report of RT-PCR showing that they are tested negative against the virus within one day of their flight.
edited and proofread by nikita sharma