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An updated list of countries that have detected infections with the new Corona mutant “Omicron”

Several countries in the world announced that they had recorded infections within their territories with the new mutant of the Corona virus, “Omicron”, which was first detected in South Africa and described by the World Health Organization as “worrisome.”

Last Thursday, scientists discovered the mutant in the African country most affected by the epidemic, which is witnessing a new increase in the number of infections, as 50 new cases of the “omicron” mutant were recorded during the past 24 hours, followed by the monitoring of such infections in Belgium, Botswana, Israel and Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, Australia announced today, Sunday, that it had recorded two cases of the new mutation for travelers coming from South Africa.

And the health authorities in the Netherlands announced that some of the cases of corona that were discovered among a group of passengers coming from South Africa are most likely of the “Omicron” strain.

The German health authorities also confirmed that they had recorded the first two cases of the new strain of the Corona virus, “Omicron” in Bavaria, with two people who came to Munich from the Republic of South Africa on November 24, that is, before the suspension of flights with this African country, and they are currently subject to quarantine.

For its part, the Italian National Institute of Health announced that it had recorded the first infection with “Omicron”, as the genome sequence was determined in the Laboratory of Clinical Microbiology, Virology and Emergency Biodiagnosis at Sacco Hospital in Milan, from a positive sample of a traveler coming from Mozambique.

The Czech National Institute of Public Health said that the authorities were studying a suspected case of the “omicron” mutant, which was discovered in a person who spent some time in Namibia. A spokesman for the Czech Ministry of Health, Daniel Kepel, also said that the “Omicron” strain appears to have been discovered in a woman returning from Egypt.

Also, the British Minister of Health, Sajid Javid, announced that his country had recorded two cases of the new Corona mutation linked to arrivals from South Africa, one in Chelmsford, and the other in Nottingham.

The first infection with the “B.1.1.529” strain, which the World Health Organization later called “Omicron”, was recorded in Botswana on November 11, in a South African, where the largest number of patients was detected, exceeding 80 injured.

This copy carries a record number of mutations as 50, including more than 30 mutations in the Spike protein through which the virus infiltrates the human body, amid widespread fears that this strain is able to resist current vaccines.

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