And she said, “We have received reports of the omicron mutant from 38 countries,” explaining that “these countries are located in all six regions of the World Health Organization.”
For his part, the Director-General of the Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, called during a press conference held last Tuesday, all member states of the organization “to take reasonable and proportionate measures with risk in accordance with international medical health rules.”
“The global response must be calm, coordinated and consistent,” he stressed.
He expressed his concern that “a number of countries”, in response to the spread of the new “Omicron” mutant, are imposing “accelerated and comprehensive measures that are not based on evidence or are not considered effective at all, but only lead to an increase in inequality.”
The first infection with the mutant was recorded in Botswana on November 11 in a South African, where the largest number of patients was detected.