Because of the unique Covid-19 virus, the World Health Organization advises against implementing travel restrictions


On Friday (Nov 26), the WHO issued a travel warning due to the B11529 Covid-19 variant, stating that it will take weeks to appreciate the implications of the newly found strain fully. According to the WHO, the Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE) will meet on Friday to discuss the variant detected through surveillance in South Africa.
The TAG-VE group had a video conference at 1100 GMT to discuss whether B11529 should be classified as a variant of interest or a more significant variant of concern at this time. Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and the overwhelmingly dominant Delta are currently the four categories of worry. Alpha was first discovered in South Africa. Lambda and Mu are two more variants to consider.
As European nations began to impose restrictions on flights from South Africa, the UN health agency recommended that states consider a risk-based and scientific approach when considering travel restrictions in light of the variant – but warned against putting too many regulations in place. During a news briefing in Geneva, WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier remarked, “The recently found variant B11529 is being intensively monitored by WHO.”
“Preliminary study reveals that this variant comprises a large number of mutations that will require further analysis,” says the researcher. To see how this variation influences things, we’ll have to wait a few weeks.
“Researchers are attempting to figure out what the alterations mean in terms of how transmissible or virulent this strain is, as well as how they could influence diagnostics, therapies, and immunizations,” says the article.


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