Coronavirus | Last minute of the Omicron variant in Spain today: symptoms, Covid passport and cases, live

The Omicron variant has already reached Spain. The Gregorio Marañón hospital in Madrid has confirmed the first case of the South African variant in our country. This case joins those already detected in Europe, increasing the number of infections.

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Janssen tests the effectiveness of his omicron vaccine and is open to adapting it “if necessary”

The general director of Janssen in Spain and Portugal, Luis Díaz-Rubio Amate, has announced that his company is “testing” the effectiveness of its vaccine against COVID-19 against the new omicron variant, with the possibility of producing a “specific if necessary.

“We are currently intensively monitoring new strains, such as omicron, which has been causing so much concern in recent days. It generates variations in the sequence of the spike protein. We are testing the effectiveness of our vaccine against this new variant and we are exploring the development of a specific vaccine if necessary, “he advanced during his speech before the Research Commission on the management of vaccines and the Vaccination Plan of the Congress of the Deputies.

Thousands of people take to the streets in Germany to protest against restrictions

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in various parts of central and northeastern Germany to protest against the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic and after the detection of the new omicron variant in South Africa.

Despite the measures imposed with the aim of curbing infections, the marches have gone ahead in cities such as Rostock and Greifswald, as well as in New Brandenburg, in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, as confirmed by the Police on Tuesday .

In addition, the agents have warned that the demonstrations, which have been carried out without prior authorization, have rapidly spread to the federal state of Thuringia, although they have assured that they have developed peacefully.

Austria sets fines of up to 7,200 euros for those who refuse to be vaccinated

The Austrian authorities may impose fines of up to 7,200 euros to anyone who repeatedly fails to attend an appointment for vaccination against the coronavirus once the Coronavirus Protection Law enters into force, in February 2022.

The US changes its criteria and recommends the booster dose of the vaccine to the entire adult population

The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention has modified its criteria and recommends from Monday that the entire population over 18 years of age receive a booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Thus, those who received the Pfizer / BioNTech or Moderna vaccines will be able to inject the booster dose six months after the second dose and those who received the single dose of Johnson & Johnson will be able to administer the second dose two months after the first.

Two travelers from South Africa who made a stopover in Singapore test positive for COVID-19 for the omicron variant in Sydney

Two travelers from South Africa who made a stopover in Singapore have tested positive for the new omicron variant of the coronavirus in the Australian city of Sydney. The health authorities of Singapore have detailed this Monday that the tourists left the city of Johannesburg last Saturday and that that same day they landed at Changi International Airport to connect with another flight that would finally take them to the southeast coast of Australia. Singaporean chain CNA.

Darias announces that vaccines for children under 12 will not arrive in Spain before the second half of December

The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, announced this Tuesday that vaccines against covid-19 for children under 12 years old will not arrive in Spain before the second half of December.

In statements to the SER chain, collected by Europa Press, he indicated that at the moment he does not know how many vaccines will arrive. A week ago, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the extension of the current European license of the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech to use the vaccine in children between 5 and 11 years old, although with a lower dose than that used in those over 12 years.

Madrid confirms a second suspected case infected with omicron

The Madrid Health Minister, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, has confirmed that there is a second suspected case infected with the omicron variant in the Community of Madrid.

They increase by 50% the first shots of the vaccine in a week

The inoculation of first doses of the covid vaccine has increased by 50% in the last week, exceeding 128,000 punctures in the last seven days.

This is clear from the vaccination report of the Ministry of Health, from which it is extracted that in the week of November 15 to 21, 66,443 undecided citizens or those who had postponed their first puncture joined the campaign, while last week (from November 22 at 28) the figure almost doubled with 128,732 first doses administered.

Japan confirms its first case of the omicron variant

The health authorities of Japan have confirmed this Tuesday that a first case of the omicron variant of the coronavirus has been registered just a week after it was first discovered in South Africa.

Government sources have indicated that it is a man in his 30s who would have been infected after making a trip to Namibia. The citizen in question arrived at Narita Airport, near Tokyo, on Sunday.

Vaccines for children under 12 years old will not arrive before the second half of December

The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, announced this Tuesday that vaccines against covid-19 for children under 12 years old will not arrive in Spain before the second half of December.

The vaccine is not the same as that used in adults because it “does not need dissolution” and the amount is “less” and “different”, although it is also applied in two doses.

First case of the Omicron variant in Spain

Spain has confirmed its first case of the South African strain. This is a 51-year-old traveler from South Africa who suffers from mild symptoms of the virus. The man returned on November 28, stopping in Amsterdam on his return from the African country. The patient is isolated in quarantine.

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