According to the Vietnam News Agency in Africa, on January 4, Maria Daluz Lima, Director of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) of Cape Verde, stated that the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 has been Vietnam spread. .male. this country. Luz Lima also urged everyone to get vaccinated and follow COVID-19 precautions.
According to Ms. Lima, a week ago, the Pasteur Institute in Dakar (Senegal) received more than 300 test samples, 87% of which were positive for the Omicron variant. Ms. Lima emphasized that according to research, Omicron variants are 30% more infectious than Delta or Alpha variants. Therefore, Ms. Lima advises everyone to be very cautious, because the possibility of virus transmission always exists, especially for those who have not been vaccinated.
Earlier in the day, Jorge Barreto, director of the National Health Service of Cape Verde, commented that the Omicron mutation was the reason why the country has lost control of the disease in recent days. He also announced that from January 4th, people over the age of 18 can apply for an enhanced COVID-19 vaccine at health services in Cape Verde.
* On January 4, Mauritania’s National News Agency stated that the country’s President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani was positive for SARS-CoV-2 with mild symptoms. The news agency added that the 65-year-old President Ghazuani, who has been in power since August 2019, was tested for COVID-19 on January 3 after catching a cold.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic two years ago, Mauritania is a poor Sahelian country with a population of 4.5 million and has recorded 872 deaths out of nearly 43,000 COVID-19 cases. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Mauritania has become the first and twelfth West African country in Africa to achieve the goal of inoculating at least 10% of its population by the end of September 2021. Nearly 13 million people were vaccinated. Since January 3, COVID-19 has been reported in this country.