The new variant of COVID-19, MoH will take new measures next week

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After identifying the new variant of the coronavirus, Omicron, first in Africa and then in several countries outside this continent, the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Kosovo has announced the review of measures in force and taking new measures, as needed and developments regarding COVID-19.

Under the chairmanship of the Deputy Minister of Health, Dafina Gexha Bunjaku, a meeting of the Committee for coordination and assessment of the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic was held today in the afternoon. The Minister of ... Health Rifat Latifi, who is located abroad.

The meeting concluded that the situation with the pandemic in countries in the region, Europe and beyond has deteriorated in recent weeks and, despite the fact that in Kosovo the number of COVID-19 cases is small in recent weeks, the situation is unstable, especially given the fact that there are two variants in circulation (the Delta variant that is still dominant and the Delta Plus variant), while the first information speaks that the other variant of SARS -COV-2, Omicron, is characterized by many mutations, rapid spread and no there is a lot of information about its resistance to vaccines.

"For this purpose, the citizens of the country were asked to implement the measures in force, to be vaccinated, while the responsible institutions, such as the Kosovo Police and the responsible inspectorates, were asked to closely monitor and take all necessary actions. for the implementation of measures and decisions in force pursuant to the Law on Prevention and Combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Kosovo, in all branches of the economy and educational and institutional activities ”.

The announcement of the Ministry of Health further states that taking into account the epidemiological situation regarding COVID-19, the variants in circulation and, in order to protect the public health of the population, during the next week the measures in force will be reviewed and measures will be taken. others, as needed and developments related to COVID-19.

The Committee has specifically called on citizens over the age of 12 to be vaccinated without wasting time against COVID-19.21Media