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Today is expected to be a day of loss and tension in the main financial markets. the new one type of covid-19, dubbed “Micron,” hit stock markets hard on Friday, with key markets down more than 4%.
Fears of new confinement added to a new wave of infections in Austria and Germany raised the concerns of the leaders of the main developed countries.
Tomorrow’s government United Kingdom According to the British Ministry of Branch, Omicron called for an urgent meeting of health ministers of the Group of Seven (G7, more developed economies) for this Monday to address the version.
“Under the British presidency, an urgent meeting of G7 health ministers has been convened on Monday, 29 November to discuss the development of Omicron,” the Ministry of Health and Social Care said. The Group of Seven is made up of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan, as well as the European Union as a guest.
The Omicron version, which prompted several countries to suspend flights along southern Africa – where it was initially identified – worries the World Health Organization (WHO) because it presents thirty mutations and its apparent There is a high transmission potential and the risk of re-infection.
The United Kingdom confirmed this Sunday that it has detected three such infections so far, all linked to travel from southern Africa, and is investigating other possible contacts.
The British government announced the first measures to prevent the spread of omicrons, including the re-introduction of masks in certain enclosed spaces, PCR tests upon return from abroad, including those for vaccinated, and intensifying booster doses of the vaccine. Is.
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