The World Trade Organization has canceled its important meeting due to the new variant of Corona, Omicron. This step has been taken in view of the imposition of new travel restrictions in Switzerland. An official of the organization in Geneva gave this information.
The MC12 conference, to be held at the WTO headquarters in Geneva, was to discuss key issues such as the long-awaited agreement on subsidies for fisheries and efforts to exempt patents and other intellectual property protection rules related to the corona vaccine.
According to the Switzerland Health Department, all direct flights coming from southern Africa have been banned. Apart from this, all people coming from other countries like Belgium, Hong Kong and Israel will have to show a corona negative report. Apart from this, he will have to stay in isolation for 10 days.
This new strain of corona virus has been named Omicron and has been placed in the 'Variants of Concern' category. The new variant was first identified in South Africa this week. After this it spread to other countries of Africa including Botswana. It is a matter of concern that even after getting the vaccine in these places, people are getting infected. After getting the new variant, cases have increased up to four times in South Africa. Panicked by this variant, many countries have closed their borders, tightening restrictions.