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Israel detects three suspected cases of new version of COVID-19 and bans entry to travelers from seven African countries

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Israel has detected three suspected cases of the African version of the coronavirus and banned the entry of travelers from seven countries

Israel’s Ministry of Health reported on Friday morning that a new version of Kovid-19, B.1.1529, has been detected in South Africa. A traveler from Malawi has been found, while two other people from abroad are also under suspicion Because of getting infected by it.

three cases They are vaccinated people, although their vaccination data is being verified, The Ministry of Health indicated in a statement.

two suspicious cases undergoing genetic testing to verify the sequence of the Covid-19 variant, while living in isolation.

Israel vetoed entry of travelers from seven southern African countriesSouth Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Swaziland- After the appearance of a new variant B.1.1529 of covid-19, highly variable.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett ordered the inclusion of South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini in the red list of countries for health status
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett ordered the inclusion of South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini in the red list of countries for health status

After meeting with the coronavirus cabinet, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett ordered last night that these countries be included in the “Red List”., where no one was at this time.

Measure Bans the entry of foreigners from those six countries, and those who wish to return to Israel must isolate themselves in a government hotel. for a week and will be released after receiving two negative PCR tests, Bennett clarified in a statement last night.

“Instructions for I That immediate assessment be made on stopping flights to Israel from these countries And vice versa, or the implementation of a different plan to prevent the variant from spreading in Israel,” the prime minister said.

Scientists in South Africa revealed on Thursday that They had detected a new variant of COVID-19 with a “very high number of mutations”., which has been attributed to an “exponential” increase in infections there.

Daily infections in South Africa have increased tenfold since the start of the month.

In three cases people have been vaccinated, although their vaccination data is being confirmed,
In three cases people have been vaccinated, although their vaccination data is being confirmed,

tomorrow in israel 543 new cases detected, 0.7% of total tests, and 120 people hospitalized In severe cases, 85% of whom have not been vaccinated.

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Health Ministry experts have warned that The transmission rate in Israel in the last ten days is 1.08 . has been – Exceeding the limit of 1, which signifies an increase in cases – and reaching 1.2, it will be necessary to impose new restrictions

Since the start of the pandemic, several variants have emerged. An underlying concern about the new variant is whether Will hinder progress against the pandemic o si limit the effectiveness of the vaccine, South African scientists will meet with the World Health Organization’s technical team on Friday, where the authorities will provide you with a letter from the Greek alphabet.

Botswana’s health ministry confirmed in a statement that four cases of the new variant were found in people who had been fully vaccinated. All four were tested ahead of their respective planned visits. A sample was also detected in Hong Kong, carried by a traveler from South Africa.South African scientists said.

With more than 1,200 new infections, South Africa’s daily infection rate is much lower than Germany’s, where new cases are driving a new wave. Even then, The density of mutations in this new variant raises fears that it may be highly contagious., prompting scientists to raise the alarm early.

(with info from EFE)

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