Corona's new variant is spreading
Omicron, cases reported in Israel and Canada
The new variant of Corona, Omicron, has raised concerns. The World Health Organization (WHO) is also aware of this. Meanwhile, the number of cases of this new variant is increasing continuously. The second case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Israel.
The woman has been vaccinated and has returned from South Africa. She has been found positive in a test conducted by Israel's Ministry of Health. The report said that the Home Front Command Unit of the Israeli army has started an investigation to trace the patient's close contacts. While the Health Ministry is waiting for the test reports of other returning passengers.
It is noteworthy that the ministry reported the first case of Omicron in Israel on Friday. Following this, from Saturday night, the Israeli government banned the entry of foreign nationals into the country to curb the spread of the Omicron variant.
At the same time, the government of the Canadian province of Ontario has confirmed two cases of the coronavirus strain Omicron. "Today, the province of Ontario has confirmed two cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Ottawa," Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Christine Elliott and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kieran Moore said in a statement on Sunday. One of the two was among the persons who had recently traveled to Nigeria. Ottawa Public Health Case and Contact Management are looking into these cases and the patients are in isolation.
According to the statement, all passengers coming to Canada will be tested for COVID-19, regardless of where they are coming from. Canada on Friday banned foreign nationals from traveling to Canada from certain South African countries. The Ontario government said the best defense against the Omicron variant is stopping it at our border.