The Russian Embassy in Japan reported that the country’s authorities are introducing entry restrictions for citizens of a number of countries, including Russians. transfers Interfax.
The diplomatic mission noted that from December 25, Russians arriving in the country must undergo a three-day quarantine in a place established by the Japanese authorities, after which (in case of a negative PCR test result), another 11 days must be spent in self-isolation at the place of stay.
The number of people infected with the new omicron coronavirus strain doubles every two to three days due to its ability to spread “extremely quickly”. Such a statement earlier did World Health Organization Special Representative for COVID-19 Response David Nabarro. According to him, the situation with the omicron will become “40 times more serious in two weeks.”
On November 26, WHO designated the B.1.1.529 coronavirus strain found in southern Africa with the Greek letter omicron. The WHO said in a statement that the species “has a large number of mutations, some of which are of concern.” Later laboratory tests confirmedthat the omicron has learned to get away, if not from all, then from a significant part of the antibodies produced after vaccination or a disease caused by previous variants of SARS-CoV-2.
The world epicenter of the spread of the omicron strain is southern Africa. The largest number of those infected with it was detected in South Africa.