WHO gears up to deal with Omicron variant, team of experts left for South Africa

WHO gears up to deal with Omicron variant, team of experts left for South Africa

 A new Omicron variant of the corona virus has been found in many other countries of the world including India. After the Omicron variant was found, the World Health Organization (WHO) is now keeping a close watch on it. Due to this, WHO has sent a team of experts to Gauteng state of South Africa. This state of South Africa remains the center of the new variant Omicron of Corona. The team of WHO experts will now expedite surveillance measures and identify people exposed to the virus.

We are deploying a team of WHO experts to Gauteng state to assist with surveillance and testing of contacts, Dr Salam Guay, the World Health Organization's regional emergency director for Africa, said on Thursday. He said that one of our teams is already working on genomic sequencing in South Africa. Gauteng State which is the economic center of South Africa. About 80 percent of corona cases have been found here in the last one week.

On Thursday, 11,500 new corona cases have been registered. Earlier, 8,500 cases were found here. At the same time, health officials said that in mid-November in the country, daily new cases of corona were coming here on an average between 200 and 300. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said that the Omicron variant of the corona is being found in about 75 percent of the samples being tested now.

According to Africa's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 52,300 new corona cases have been registered in the continent compared to last week, which is a 105 percent increase in corona cases. Let us tell you that Omicron, which was first identified in South Africa exactly a week ago. Now this variant has been found in at least 24 countries around the world including India.

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Tonga Volcano: 'Terrifying' scene captured in satellite pictures, see how giant volcano erupted under sea, panic for many countries

Tonga Volcano: 'Terrifying' scene captured in satellite pictures, see how giant volcano erupted under sea, panic for many countries

In the island country of Tonga ( Tonga Volcano ), the situation became worrying after a sudden volcanic eruption inside the sea on Saturday . The sound of volcanic eruption was heard in many neighboring countries. Videos and satellite pictures of this incident are being shared fiercely on social media since evening ( Volcano Eruption ) . In which a very dangerous scene can be seen. Whereas there is a video in which the beach area after the explosion is seen to be completely submerged in water. At the time of the incident, it seemed as if a bomb had exploded.

Ashes and small pebbles were raining everywhere, while the sky was covered in darkness. Smoke and gas were also seen coming out of the water (Tonga Volcano New Zealand). After the volcanic eruption, a tsunami warning was issued from nearby countries New Zealand, Fiji, Japan, Australia and Samoa to Alaska in the US, although the tsunami threat had started to subside by Sunday, but how much damage has been done to Tonga so far (Tonga Volcano is Located Where). It could not be estimated.

New Zealand will help soon
New Zealand has said that it is monitoring the situation closely. And as the water waves subside, the neighboring country will extend help to Tonga (Tonga Volcano Eruption Aash Cloud). Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that the capital of Tonga, Nuku'Olfa, had suffered a lot. But there is no news of any injury or death (Tonga Volcano Eruption Tsunami Warning). He has said this at a time when countries and humanitarian groups in the Pacific are trying to contact Tonga. Telephone and internet services were snapped here after the incident. Due to which about 105,000 people have been affected.

high plume of smoke was observed
Satellite images showed that plumes of smoke caused by the volcanic eruption were seen up to about 20 kilometers (12 mi) above sea level (Tonga Volcano Tsunami Advisory). Boats parked on the seashore were washed away in the water and people's houses were drowned. Residents were sent to higher places in time. Tsunamis occurred in Tonga, as well as tsunami waves were seen in Australia and Japan (Tonga Volcano Satellite Video). US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Twitter that he is 'deeply concerned for the people of Tonga due to the volcanic eruption and tsunami (Tonga Volcano Latest News). America is ready to provide assistance to its neighbors in the Pacific region.

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