- Jul 4, 2002
Sorry it is likely too late. Community transmission obviously occurring in Europe.And that was the point... they weren't - still aren't? - sure whether this variant of concern can break through the current vaccines. Once we know, we can go back to the measured approach. But a two-week pause doesn't seem unreasonable?
After Scotland reported its first six cases of the newly identified COVID-19 Omicron variant, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon expressed concern of a possible spread within the nation's population, the Associated Press reported.
Sturgeon called for increased testing, boosted compliance with the country's existing virus precautions and more opportunities from employers for remote work.
Some of the people affected by the variant had not traveled, seemingly contracting the virus within Scotland's community, the BBC reported.
Portuguese authorities identified 13 cases of Omicron among team members of the Belenenses professional soccer club. Authorities reported that one member recently traveled to South Africa. Its game against Benfica over the weekend had be abandoned at halftime for lack of players.
Countries throughout the world are taking action to prevent a proliferation of the variant as scientists are still working to determine the danger it poses.