In Russia, no omicron-strain has been imported yet. On Monday, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Yevgeny Ivanov said that on Friday the operational headquarters under the leadership of Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova made decisions related to the new restrictions. As a precautionary measure, authorities restricted entry from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar and Eswatini, as well as from Hong Kong. The problem is that due to the 'unprecedented number of mutations' it may be more infectious than its predecessors and there is no guarantee that existing vaccines will be effective against it. WHO Representative in Russia Melita Vujnovich admitted that the new strain may be & oacute; more dangerous than previous variants of infection. Subscribe to RBC's Twitter Receive news faster than anyone
Источник rbc.ru Earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that a new strain of coronavirus, first identified this month in South Africa, could change the course of the pandemic. Israel and Morocco have completely closed flights due to the new strain, and other countries are introducing additional quarantine measures. ''
“ Now the whole world and the WHO are trying to understand how dangerous it is, '' & mdash; he is quoted by a RBC correspondent. According to Dmitry Peskov, you need to wait for the conclusions of scientists, and then take any new measures
Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the operational headquarters is now analyzing information about a new strain of coronavirus, which received the name “ omicron. When asked if any new measures related to vaccination would be taken in response to the emergence of a new strain, the spokesman replied that further possible steps depend on the conclusions of scientists. “ Probably, the headquarters will announce about them '', & mdash; quoted by his agency RIA Novosti. “ It looks like this now, you have to wait a little bit, because 'beta' behaved like this, had such, say, opportunities '', & mdash; She noted.