An alarm has been sounded around the world for the Omicron mutation of the coronavirus. After Britain, the USA and Israel, the first death of a patient with the new variant of the virus was recorded in Germany.
According to the Robert Koch Institute, this is a patient aged 60-79 years, who was infected with Omicron. However, he did not specify whether the victim was vaccinated or not.
More than 3,000 Omicron cases
In Germany, 810 new cases of the new mutation have been reported, while the total number of cases has reached 3,198.
The country’s Health Minister, Karl Lauterbach, considers it a given that a fourth dose of vaccine will be needed, while he estimates that the new wave of the pandemic, due to Omicron, is now inevitable.
In fact, its operation pushes the German government to impose new restrictions, a “lockdown light”, both in the public and private spheres.
Scientists around the world are expressing concern and stress that the Omicron will prevail over the Delta.
At the same time, they call on the governments of the countries to take strict measures in order to stem a fifth wave.
The Netherlands has already entered a general lockdown while restrictions have been announced for Greece, Italy, the United Kingdom and France.