EC representative: measures taken against the omicron strain are aimed at containing the virus only for the longest possible containment of the new variant of COVID-19. This was stated by the spokesman for the press service of the European Commission (EC) Eric Mamer, RIA Novosti reports.
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Earlier, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for strengthening control over the spread of the omicron strain in order not to allow the world to” close “and again interrupt economic interaction. “I urge the governments of all countries to consider the possibility of additional testing of travelers, along with other possible and effective measures,” the Secretary General said.
A new strain of coronavirus, code B.1.1.529, was identified in South Africa on November 11. The first confirmed cases of infection were recorded on November 24. The strain was named with the Greek letter “omicron” and have already managed to recognize its danger at the WHO level.