01 What does the Omiqron look like?On November 27, the world's first image of a new mutant strain of Neocoronavirus, Omicron, was released by the research team at the Children's Hospital in Rome, Italy.
02 61 people on two flights from South Africa to the Netherlands tested positive! 13 of them were infected with Omicron mutant strainThe National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands has confirmed 13 cases of the variant of Omicron among travelers from South Africa, the BBC said on Nov. 28. The Dutch health minister warned that more cases of "Omicron" infection may appear in the country.
03 Already reported in 16 countries and territories! Omicron strain exposedSince South Africa reported the discovery of the novel new coronavirus variant B.1.1.529-Omicron to the World Health Organization on November 24, at least 9 countries and regions including Botswana, Belgium, Israel, UK, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, China and Australia have reported the discovery of the novel variant within 5 days so far. In addition, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic are also suspected to have traces of this mutant strain, and further sequencing of the virus' genes is being done.
04 More than 20 countries have taken restrictive measuresThe discovery of the Omicron strain in South Africa and other countries has caused a high level of global alarm. So far, about 20 countries and regional governments have issued or are preparing to issue entry restrictions on flights and passengers from southern African countries.
05 U.S. experts: new mutant strain may be 500% more infectiousOn the 26th local time, Ding Liang, a Chinese-born epidemiologist and senior researcher at the Federation of American Scientists, posted that the new variant has twice as many "bad sting mutations" as the Delta variant, and that "the B.1.1.529 variant may be 500% more potent than Delta. This is the most alarming statistic to date".
06 Several vaccine manufacturers have responded to OmicronAt present, several vaccine developers are studying the impact of Omicron on vaccines, and some of them have already started to deal with it.