“Given the mutations that may confer the ability to evade the immune response and possibly confer an advantage in terms of transmissibility, the potential for omicron to spread globally is high”, hinted at the organization this Monday, while outlining the many uncertainties that still surround the dangerousness and transmittance of the edition.
This new variant (b.1.1.529) exhibits a large number of mutations in the spike protein, which is key to virus entry into the organism. These genetic features give rise to fears at a theoretical level that this type is more contagious and more resistant to vaccines than its predecessors.
Morocco, which has not currently reported any cases, has decided to suspend all direct flights to the Kingdom for a period of two weeks, in a possible approach, “To preserve the gains it has made in the fight against the pandemic and to protect the health of citizens”.
Could this situation lead to further sanctions in Morocco? According to Dr. Maud Marabet, coordinator of the National Center for Public Health Emergency Operations at the Ministry of Health, “It depends on the development of the epidemiological situation, and at the moment it is difficult to predict what will happen. It will happen. It will happen in the coming days.” ”
“The new version is proving to be the most dangerous since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and has suddenly and rapidly spread to many countries”, she added.
For weeks, the epidemiological situation in Morocco has improved and in early November, the lifting of the night curfew has been allowed across the national territory. Should we expect new restrictive measures in the coming days?
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