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Fear of a new South African version of Kovid in Europe

WorldFear of a new South African version of Kovid...

  • EU advised to halt air travel from South Africa due to new tension

  • New strain detected in South Africa, where it spread rapidly

There is fear in Europe about a new version of the coronavirus found in South Africa. EU aims to stop air travel From the South African region amid growing concern As for a new variant of COVID-19 detected in South Africa, the head of the European Union Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said in a tweet on Friday.

“The Commission shall propose in close coordination with the Member States, Activate the emergency brake to stop air travel to and from the Southern African region Type B.1.1529,” he said. The variant has a “very unusual constellation” of mutations, which are of concern because they can help it evade the body’s immune response and make it more permeable. Can create, say South African scientists.

The United Kingdom and Israel have already announced this Thursday Travel restrictions from various southern African countries Due to the detection of a new version of Kovid-19 in South Africa highly variable And it has spread rapidly in the country.

The government of the United Kingdom has issued a statement in which it has said that since this Friday flights have been suspended from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Esvutini and Zimbabwe, nations that are thus added to the Red List which are at risk. Indicates coronavirus.

from sunday morning The suspension will be lifted when the quarantine system is operational. For ten days in hotel establishments for travelers from these countries.

Thus British citizens arriving from these areas between noon on Friday and 4:00 am (local time) on Sunday They will have to quarantine at home for ten days, Also, PCR test is done on the second and eighth day after arrival. Citizens returning after setting foot in the said countries at any time in the last ten days will also have to follow this rule.

London has adopted these restrictions by declaring the version, b.1.1. Version under investigation by the Health Protection Agency (VuI) of the country considering that it “contains a large number of potentially biologically important mutations (…) that could alter the behavior of the virus in relation to vaccines, therapies, and transmittance.

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“More research is needed”, The government has claimed that it has not yet registered cases of this tension in the country, it said in a statement.

For its part, the government of Israel has involved South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini The list of countries whose entry is banned for travelers, Naftali Bennett, the Prime Minister’s Office, told after a special meeting.

Foreigners from these countries can no longer travel to Israel from those areas, And Israelis returning from there must be quarantined in a coronavirus hotel for 14 days. After a week if they test negative in the PCR test, they can leave, while if they refuse, they will have to remain in quarantine for two weeks in the accommodation.

Spanish stock market fell by 3.51%

The Spanish stock market sank 3.51% for the first time this Friday, a journey in which it is struck by fear That the new variant of Covid-19 discovered in South Africa has woken up in the market, which is known at a time of strong expansion of the virus around the world.

IBEX 35 at 9.15 am, main Spanish selective It trades at 8,527.80 after giving 3.51% return.

earnings of year has been reduced to 5.62%, While there is 2.58% left in the week ended today.

IBEX 35 is trading negative with all its values, However the collapse of values ​​associated with tourism and banking stands out.

Melia Hotels down 8.82%; Anna, 8.38%; Santander, 6.45%; Repsol, 6.38%, and Sabadell, 6.28%.

IAG and Amadeus are de-listed.

BBVA also declined by 4.49%; Telefónica, 4.20%; Inditex, 3.22%, and Iberdrola, 2.22%.

Outside IBEX 35, Airbus leaves 13.01%.

in the rest of Europe Main markets also opened with heavy fall Because of this type of scare, identified as B.1.1.529, and whose first cases have been reported in South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong.

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As a result, many countries have decided Veto flights of six African countries from today, Among them, South Africa suffered this type of spread.

Discovery of new variants known in a moment In which the infection of coronavirus is increasing rapidly all over the world.

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