The SARS-CoV-2 variant puts the world at risk of sacrificing one year against the epidemic

Tram Ho

The unpredictable change of the virus and the subjective mentality of the people of the world during the festive season have led many leaders of the countries to raise their voice calling on people not to waste the “sacrifice” of the past year in the pandemic.

The Japanese Ministry of Health yesterday confirmed the first cases in the country infected with a variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that had just been discovered in the UK. All of these people have a history of traveling to the UK and 4 people showed no symptoms.

Meanwhile, eight countries in the European region have identified the virus variant VUI-202012/01 and differs from previous variants, this variant has the potential to spread among younger age groups. The new variant has a 70% higher spread rate than the original virus, but there is no evidence that it increases mortality or reduces the effectiveness of the vaccine. .

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The fight against Covid-19 adds stiffness to this new variant of the disease-causing virus (Image: NurPhoto)

The head of the Office of World Health Organization (WHO) for Europe, Hans Kluge recommends that people strengthen protective measures such as ensuring distance, wearing masks, washing hands regularly …

Faced with the risk of rapid spread of variation, many countries began to tighten their immigration regulations. Russia announced that all persons entering Russia from the UK were subject to mandatory isolation within two weeks. Earlier, Russia stopped flights to and from the UK within a week, starting on December 22. The US also requires all passengers from the UK to test for Covid-19. Norway extended its flight ban from England to December 29.

The fight against Covid-19 is not only more complicated with a viral transformation, but there are also concerns about the increasing number of new cases during the Christmas holidays and the approaching New Year in particular. Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide urged the people of this country to quietly welcome the New Year and avoid holding family and friend gatherings to curb the recent increasing number of infections.

“I recommend public cooperation, starting tomorrow until the end of the new year holiday. Please take some quiet time for the end of this year and the beginning of the new year. I know there will be many opportunities. The opportunity to spend time with family and friends, so please limit partying as much as possible so that we can soon stop the spread of the virus until the end of the new year holiday “, Mr. Suga said. .

The Chinese government said that the time for the “Spring Yun” period in 2021 would be the same as every year, which would last for 40 days, but many local governments as well as experts in this country advised people to limit regulations on travel and Tet holidays on the spot to prevent the outbreak of Covid-19 from recurring.

“The world has been striving for the past year to achieve results in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The sacrifices made to protect human lives during the pandemic should not be wasted in days. ceremony “. This is the message that World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave in the context of concerns that the virus could spread strongly during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Mr. Ghebreyesus said that during the past difficult year, the world has witnessed the sacrifices of so many people to preserve and protect life, so he emphasized: “When 2020 is coming to an end, one An unprecedented pandemic in history is preventing many of us from celebrating the New Year the way we wish. Instead, hundreds of millions of people are working hard to give, accept great and painful sacrifices when they must be separated to ensure safety. But thanks to that, they are bringing the most precious gift of health and life. We should not waste their sacrifices as well as those of many families who will not be able to sit next to their loved ones at the family table during this holiday season.

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Source : Genk