The World Health Organization has warned against the second version of the Omicron mutant called BA2, noting that a number of European countries, including Germany, France, Italy and Britain, are again facing a clear rise in the number of infections due to its impact. And the number of “Covid” infections increased in 18 European countries out of 53.
“The countries in which we are witnessing a noticeable increase are the United Kingdom, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus, France, Italy and Germany,” said Hans Kluge, director of the European branch of the “World Health”, in a press conference held in Moldova. He considered that “these countries suddenly raised the restrictions from (strict) to (insufficient)”.
Data from the World Health Organization show that the number of new infections decreased in Europe after it peaked in late January, but it returned and rose sharply with the beginning of March.
Epidemiologists attributed this rise to the dominance of the second version of the Omicron “PA.2” mutant, which is 30 percent more contagious, but not more dangerous than its predecessor, “PA1.”
In addition, a spokeswoman for the German presidency announced yesterday that President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Bodenbender were infected with the “Corona” virus, and that they immediately entered my home isolation, and all those who had close contact with them were notified.