People over 60 should postpone travel amid Omicron variant, WHO warns

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised that vulnerable people – including those over 60 – should postpone travel.

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New advice issued to the people In view of the new Omicron version.

The statement read: “People who are unwell or at risk of developing serious COVID-19 disease and dying, including people 60 years of age or older or people with comorbidities (such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes) They should be advised to postpone the journey.

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Eight more confirmed cases were discovered in Britain as of Tuesday.

Britain joins other countries in imposing a travel ban on South Africa.

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However, blanket travel restrictions will not stop the global spread of the Omicron variant – the WHO has warned in its latest advice.

It added: “Blanket travel restrictions will not stop the international spread, and they place a heavy burden on lives and livelihoods. Furthermore, they can adversely affect global health efforts during a pandemic by discouraging countries to report and share epidemiological and sequencing data.

“All countries should ensure that measures are regularly reviewed and updated as new evidence becomes available on the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of Omicron or any other VOC …

“Essential international travel—including travel for emergency and humanitarian missions, travel of essential personnel, repatriation and cargo transportation of essential supplies—should be prioritized at all times during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Furthermore, all passengers should be reminded to be alert for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, to get vaccinated when it is their turn, and to follow public health and social measures at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Without, including using. Mask appropriately, respecting physical distancing, practicing good respiratory etiquette and avoiding crowded and poorly ventilated places. ,

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