+7 (701) 759 90 19
USD 431.07 EUR 485.51
RUB 5.69 CNY 67.47
News

WHO to call emergency meeting on new coronavirus strain — report

26 November 2021 12:46
Share in:
WHO to call emergency meeting on new coronavirus strain — report

LONDON. KAZINFORM - The World Health Organization (WHO) will hold an emergency meeting on the new coronavirus strain discovered in Africa, which may have an increased mutability, on Friday, the Financial Times reported Thursday, TASS reports.

Related news
Almaty residents urged to avoid places of mass gatherings due to new COVID strain COVID: 7,975 new cases in Italy, 65 more victims Over 2,000 get vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine in Almaty region

According to Tulio de Oliveira, the director of the Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation in South Africa, he expressed his concerns about the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529 to the WHO representatives. After that, the Organization decided to hold an emergency meeting, he told the Financial Times. The Organization’s experts will reportedly discuss whether the new strain should be defined as «concern» or «interest.»

The Organization was unable to officially confirm these plans for TASS.

During a press conference Thursday, Tulio de Oliveira said that the new strain has a very high number of mutations, which poses a risk of a rapid spread of the disease.

According to the latest data, a total of 77 people in South Africa were diagnosed with this coronavirus variant. Four people were diagnosed in Botswana and one - in Hong Kong (a person that came from South Africa).



Share in:
Related news
Read also
+7
Send
Employees online
Editor
Seilkhanov Adlet
Seilkhanov Adlet
954-048

Archive