Covid variant Omicron, Italy evaluates a tightening on controls in view of Christmas

Covid variant Omicron, Italy evaluates a tightening on controls in view of Christmas
Covid variant Omicron, Italy evaluates a tightening on controls in view of Christmas

While patient zero of the Omicron variant has mild symptoms, the guard remains high on the new wave of Covid in Italy and in the world. An emergency meeting of G7 health ministers is scheduled for today. Strengthened checks and controls at international airports. South African doctors assure that the new variant does not cause “important symptoms” but the elderly and frail are still at risk. Canada also confirms its first cases. In Italy pushed to vaccines by the Super green pass and by the fear of the Omicron variant of Covid-19: + 40% of first doses compared to last week. Friuli Venezia Giulia from today yellow zone. Lamorgese tightens on controls, also in view of Christmas: the Minister of the Interior will today take stock with the prefects of the regional capitals and those responsible for the police.

Locatelli, the variant and the keeping of vaccines

“Worried yes”, but reassured about the vaccine barrier. “Worry” about the Omicron variant “seems to me a largely excessive term”. To say it is Franco Locatelli, coordinator of the Cts and president of the Css a Buongiorno on SkyTG24. “We know – he adds – that this is a variant that has had an important diffusion in South Africa, the time it took to become predominant is greatly reduced compared to the other variants, there was an increase of almost 260% of cases in that Country: everything supports a greater contagiousness. But we have no evidence that it could cause more serious disease or escape the protective effect of vaccines in any major way ”.

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Covid variant Omicron Italy evaluates tightening controls view Christmas

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