Health asks to avoid traveling abroad due to the Omicron variant

The Ministry of Health (SSA) urged this Friday to do not make international trips As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to spread in Mexico and the world.

The SSA updated the preventive notice for international travel for COVID-19 and for the first time in the pandemic so far it raised its alert level on 3, which means high risk.

In the document, the health authority argued that “the possibility of getting sick from this event (Omicron variant) is high, and there are no medical measures against this disease.”

Omicron variant in Mexico

Undersecretary Hugo López-Gatell said the case was found in a South African man with mild symptoms. The countries that tighten their measures for international travel are increasing.

The announcement comes hours after Undersecretary Hugo López-Gatell confirmed the first case of Ómicron in Mexico in a 51-year-old adult of South African nationality who tested positive for the virus in our country.

According to the official, the man is admitted to a private hospital in Mexico City to avoid contagion with other people and his symptoms are mild.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was the first to report on the first case of the new variant during his morning conference on December 3. Previously, the president had said that vulnerable groups will be protected with booster vaccines if necessary.

OMS and the Omicron variant

The countries that tighten their measures for international travel are increasing.

The World Health Organization, which on November 26 officially named variant B.1.1.529 as “worrying”, has clarified that the Ómicron variant has not caused any deaths, a fact that reassures specialists, but the alert follow.

Several countries, including the United States, have taken measures to contain as much as possible this new potentially more contagious strain, although at the moment there is no scientific basis to confirm this.

Yesterday, AmericanPost.News shared with his readers a note about a study suggesting that reinfections are three times more likely with Omicron, although South African researchers have yet to assess the vaccine resistance of the new mutations.

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