The first coronavirus infection with the omigran variant of the virus was also detected in the United States, in the state of California. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US health service, said on Wednesday.
This is about a traveler who returned from South Africa on November 22nd. The traveler was fully vaccinated and showed mild symptoms, which gradually improved. Meanwhile all the persons who were in close contact with the passenger came out as negative in the test.
The Omigran variant has already appeared in about twenty countries since it was first detected in South Africa.
Since Monday, the United States has banned travelers from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland (Ezwatini), Mozambique and Malawi. In a short speech on Monday, US President Joe Biden called on all Americans to be vaccinated. The President stressed that this was the best solution against the spread of the new variant.
On Thursday, President Biden will announce the U.S. winter plan against Govt-19, with new requirements for travelers. U.S. officials want international travelers to the United States to have their corona checked one day before departure, rather than three days before departure.
“Passionate analyst. Thinker. Devoted twitter evangelist. Wannabe music specialist.”
U.S. expects difficult weeks ahead for Ukraine, Putin wants to step up offensive
By 2021 the arts industry in the US will be well over a trillion dollars
Credit Suisse sued by angry US investors