Omicron cases are increasing 5 times faster in South Africa. President Cyril Ramaphosa reported that Omicron's daily infections increased five-fold last week. He said that now a quarter of the corona test results are coming positive in South Africa. Two weeks ago, only 2% of the cases were infected. The fourth wave of corona has started due to South Africa Omicron. Hospitals here are being prepared according to the treatment of Omicron patients.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has termed the use of plasma therapy as wrong in the treatment of corona patients. According to the WHO, the study has shown that the risk of death of Covid infected is not less than plasma therapy. It is known that in the first and second wave of corona in India, plasma therapy was used in the treatment of hundreds of corona patients. It was claimed that patients recover quickly from this therapy.
The Omicron variant of the corona virus has also knocked in Russia. Two people who returned from South Africa have been found infected with Omicron here. Russia's Public Health Watchdog said that 10 people who returned from South Africa were found to be corona positive, of which Omicron infection was found in two. Both have been admitted to the hospital.
Omicron cases are increasing rapidly in the UK. 90 new cases of Omicron were found here on the last day. The total number of infected in the UK has now increased to 336. Of these, 64 cases are from England, 23 from Scotland and 3 from Wales.
Corona infection is increasing rapidly in France. In view of this, it has been decided to close the nightclubs here for 4 weeks. Along with this, social distancing and wearing of masks have been made strict for school going children. It is also being seen in France that a large number of youth are getting infected with Covid-19.
The first Japanese citizen in Japan has been found infected with the Omicron variant. Here now the total number of Omicron infected has gone up to 3. This 30-year-old Japanese man returned from a trip to Italy on Wednesday. It has taken both doses of Moderna's Covid vaccine. He had received both the vaccines in August and July this year.
The Omicron variant of the corona virus has also knocked in Thailand, Latvia and Nepal. Omicron infection has been found in two people in Nepal, one of whom is a 71-year-old local citizen and the other a 66-year-old foreigner. Both have been kept in isolation and their health is not critical at the moment. The Health Ministry said that the foreign national had come to Nepal on 19 November, due to which the Nepalese person got infected. While reaching Nepal, the foreign national had RT-PCR negative report. Also he was fully vaccinated.
Two people infected with the new variant Omicron of Corona have also been confirmed in Singapore. Both have received the full dose of the vaccine. The first case is of a 44-year-old man who had come to Singapore from Mozambique via Johannesburg. The second case is of a 41-year-old woman from South Africa. According to the Health Department, both have mild symptoms of cough and sore throat. Both reached Singapore on 1 December. After this he was quarantined.
In view of the increasing cases of Omicron, Pakistan has imposed travel ban on 15 countries. These include Croatia, Hungary, Netherlands, Ukraine, Ireland, Slovenia, Vietnam, Poland, South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia.