- Countries around the world again started imposing strict restrictions.
- A strict lockdown was implemented in the Netherlands from Sunday.
Tokyo: new variants of corona virus Omron Due to fear, countries around the world have again started imposing strict restrictions. Japan has announced a ban on the entry of all foreign nationals until further orders. Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said that keeping in mind the new variant of COVID 19, Omicron, the entry of new foreign nationals into his country is currently being banned.
Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday that Japan was considering measures to increase border controls. Kishida told reporters he plans to announce new measures for travelers arriving from South Africa and eight other nearby countries in addition to mandatory 10 days of quarantine. Japan still has banned tourists from any other country from coming here.
Before Japan, Singapore has also announced strict restrictions keeping in mind Omicron. As a precautionary measure in view of the threat of Omicron, Singapore has suspended the quarantine exemption (VTL) given to travelers from Karat, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UEA) who have been vaccinated. Singapore’s health department said on Sunday night that travelers from these countries were earlier to be exempted from quarantine from December 6, but have since postponed VTL “until further notice”.
A strict lockdown has been implemented in the Netherlands on Sunday to prevent the spread of the virus amid 13 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, Omicron. According to the new lockdown guidelines, restaurants, bars, non-essential goods shops, cinema halls and theaters and other public places will remain closed from 5 pm to 5 am. Wilko Klippen, who runs a restaurant in the city of Nijmegen, said the latest lockdown would wipe out the rest of his savings.
The third case of Omicron form of corona virus has been reported in Britain. Britain’s Health Protection Agency (UKHSA) gave this information on Sunday. The person in whom the Omicron form of the corona has been confirmed had returned from South Africa, but is currently not present in the UK. However, the UKHSA disclosed that the man had spent considerable time in the Westminster area of central London before leaving the UK.
More than 5 million people have died worldwide due to the Kovid-19 pandemic. Israel has decided to ban the entry of foreigners. Morocco said it would suspend all incoming flights from Monday for the next two weeks. Scientists from many places from Hong Kong to Europe and North America have identified the presence of this form. On Sunday, 13 cases of Omicron were reported in the Netherlands. After this, two cases each were reported from Canada and Australia. The World Health Organization (WHO) has suggested not closing the borders, in view of the number of new cases reported in many countries and the limited effect of steps such as border closure.
After cases of ‘Omicron’, a new form of Kovid-19, were reported in many other countries of the world, many governments have taken steps like closing the borders of their respective countries, while scientists say that it is not yet clear what causes the virus. Whether this form is more dangerous than the forms that came before. The new form was identified a few days ago by researchers in South Africa and so far no information is available on whether it is more contagious or makes a patient seriously ill or negates the effect of its vaccine. But many countries have taken precautionary measures.