The first case of the Omicron variant confirms in Saudi Arabia. The virus was confirmed in a passenger traveling from North Africa to Saudi Arabia. Omicron was first reported on November 24 in southern Africa, where infections have risen steeply. It has since spread to more than a dozen countries, many of which have imposed travel restrictions to try to seal themselves off.
According to international Saudi News. The first case of Omicron has been reported in Saudi Arabia. In this regard, a Saudi official of the Ministry of Health told SPA News Agency that after being tested by the authorities. A person traveling from a North African country passenger was found to be infected with the Omicron virus.
The Saudi ministry urged people to complete their vaccination and ordered travelers to respect self-isolation and testing rules.
A Saudi citizen who confirmed the Omicron virus and other people who came in contact with him have been asked to quarantine according to health procedures.
On the other hand, after the discovery of Omicron, several Middle Eastern countries have imposed travel bans on travelers from several African countries, including Oman, Qatar, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. , Morocco, Kuwait, Israel, and Jordan.
Despite having one of the world’s highest vaccination rates, a recent uptick of infections and the emergence of the Omicron variant has prompted the government to reimpose some restrictions since Wednesday.
When asked if the government might take further restrictive measures during the Christmas period, Costa said: “We all wish that these measures are not necessary, but if they become necessary, we will take these measures.
“We must always be vigilant to take new measures, if necessary. That’s how we’ve been living for the past two years and we’ve managed to prevail, although it’s been hard for everyone,” Costa told reporters.
Europe is experiencing a surge of COVID-19 cases and a growing number of infections by the Omicron variant.
“We are now facing a double challenge in the fight against COVID-19,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a tweet. “The rapid resurgence of Delta across Europe and a new variant of concern: Omicron.”
furthermore, an emergency meeting was called by the World Health Organization (WHO) following the discovery of a new and dangerous strain of Coronavirus in South African countries.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a new strain of the coronavirus discovered in South Africa a variant of concern.
Regarding this new strain of coronavirus, the World Health Organization said that it could possibly spread more rapidly than other Viruses.
Additionally, They said that there have been a number of mutations in this new species, some of which are cause for concern. This new strain of coronavirus has evolved much faster than previous types of waves, indicating that it is spreading rapidly, with many governments around the world traveling to countries in southern Africa. Has tightened sanctions since the discovery of this new type.
Consequently, the Saudi authority will see further sanctions on various other countries so that to make sure the prevention of spreading Omicron in Saudia Arabi.