A new state of emergency has been declared in New York over concerns over a new type of corona, the Omicron. The state of emergency was declared on Friday (November 26), local time. The New York governor’s order states that the identification in South Africa will be effective from 3 December to 15 January. This news was reported by the American media Bangla Press.
Kathy Hochul, the governor of New York, told the Washington Post that the alarming type of corona has not yet been identified in New York. However, the health department has decided to sign an executive order to limit non-emergency and less urgent work in the hospital. It also includes the provision of important things in a short period of time.
The first new species to be identified in South Africa was initially called Omicron B.1.1.529. On Friday, the WHO called an emergency meeting on the new strain of coronavirus, which was detected in South Africa and Botswana. The meeting was renamed.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has described the B1.1.529 strain as “worrying”, the WHO said in a statement. It has been renamed Omicron. The company said it would take a few weeks to test the newly identified species.
In addition to South Africa, new types of corona have been found in Bastoana, Israel, and Hong Kong. Among the European countries, this type has been identified in the body of one person in Belgium so far.