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多个国家发现新变种确诊

发布者: 五毒 | 发布时间: 2021-12-3 01:51| 查看数: 192| 评论数: 0|



This is VOA News. Reporting by remote, I'm David Byrd.

COVID-19 cases from the new variant are emerging outside of southern Africa where it was first identified. We get more from AP's Ben Thomas.

"This variant is spreading around the world with two cases so far identified here in the U.K."

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new measures aimed at containing the spread of the omicron variant. Many countries are imposing new restrictions on travel from southern Africa including the U.S.

"We were so slow to act on delta and the whole world paid such a high price for it."

Danny Altmann is a professor of immunology at Imperial College London.

"Let's try and be forewarned and do it properly this time. So, I think it probably is warranted."

"The good thing is that we have a monitoring system around the world to detect these variants very quickly."

The World Health Organization's Maria Van Kerkhove.

"Already, scientists are sharing research with us, information with us, so that we can take action."

Open questions include the effectiveness of the current vaccines against omicron and whether it causes more severe disease. There has been no indication of that so far.

I'm Ben Thomas.

News reports in Italy and Germany say that both countries have confirmed cases of the omicron COVID-19 variant.

The Italian news agency LaPresse says an Italian who traveled to Mozambique tested positive for the variant. The business traveler landed in Rome earlier this month and returned to his home near Naples. Five family members, including two school-age children, have also tested positive. All are isolating in the suburbs of Naples in good condition with light symptoms.

A variant case was also confirmed by Sacco hospital in Milan, and Italy's National Health Institute said the man had received two doses of the vaccine.

In Germany, meanwhile, two travelers have tested positive for the variant, according to a Munich-based microbiology center and the German news agency DPA.

This is VOA News.

Police fired tear gas in Burkina Faso's capital Saturday during a demonstration against the government's failure to stop a wave of violence by Islamist militants. Reuters Lucy Fielder reports.

Military police launched tear gas canisters to disperse about 100 protesters who were trying to march towards downtown Ouagadougou on Saturday.

Protesters erected barricades and burned tires and trash cans.

Valentin Yamkoudougou is spokesman for the Free Burkina Faso Movement. "Since he is in power, terrorists have spread desolation in this country and he is incapable of finding a solution to this problem. So we ask for his immediate resignation today and now, as long as he doesn't resign, we won't go home."

Opponents of President Roch Kabore called for renewed protests in response to a recent surge of attacks in the West African country, including one by al Qaeda-linked militants two weeks ago that killed 49 military police officers and four civilians.

That's Reuters Lucy Fielder.

At least two people were killed and 18 injured in western Niger on Saturday when protesters clashed with a French military convoy they blocked after it crossed the border from Burkina Faso.

The armored vehicles and logistics trucks had crossed the border Friday after being blocked in Burkina Faso for a week.

French military spokesman Colonel Pascal Ianni told Reuters news agency that French soldiers and Nigerian military police had fired warning shots to disperse protesters who were trying to pillage and seize the trucks but said he could not confirm or deny the reported casualties.

A court in Siberia on Saturday remanded five people in custody for two months to face charges related to a mining accident that killed more than 50 people this week.

Three managers of the Listvyazhnaya mine, including its director, were ordered to remain in custody until late January for flouting industrial safety standards.

TASS news agency quoted Russia's Health Ministry as saying Saturday that 60 people were being treated in hospitals for injuries sustained in the accident.

There have been huge demonstrations in Istanbul and Rome to call for urgent action against gender-based violence.

In Istanbul, thousands of women gathered in the city's Kadikoy district and held up banners, chanted and demanded urgent action against gender-based violence in Turkey.

Meanwhile in Rome, thousands of protesters marched through the city to denounce what they consider an institutional policy hostile to women, LGBTQ people and those most exposed to the economic, social and health crisis. Last year's march was canceled because of the pandemic.

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