US Secretary of State Anthony Blingen thanked the South African government this Saturday (27). Omigron variant of the new corona virus.
Blingen spoke by telephone with South African Foreign and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor and expressed his “appreciation” for the cooperation in public health between the two countries, the US State Department said in a statement.
Blinken noted the importance of “quick identification” of the new variant by researchers working in South Africa.
The strain, named Ômicron by the WHO (World Health Organization), has alarmed the scientific community with the large number of mutations it provides, some of which have already been observed in other genres, such as beta, but this time, looked at together.
Many countries around the world, including the European Union, have decided to suspend flights from countries in South Africa, particularly from South Africa and Botswana, or have lifted restrictions on people coming from these regions.
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