The omicron variant, which spread from South Africa and was seen in Europe in a short time, was also seen in Turkey. Making a statement on the subject, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca: “We have 6 Omicron cases. There are 1 cases in Istanbul and 5 cases in Izmir.” used the phrases.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca answered the questions of the deputies at the 2022 budget negotiations at the General Assembly of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Minister Koca, on the question of whether the omicron variant is seen in Turkey, said that the omicron variant was found in 6 people.
Minister Koca said, “Omicron variant was seen in 6 people in Turkey. 1 of them is in Istanbul and 5 in Izmir. These 6 cases did not need hospital. “We think it’s more, but the effect may be lower with preliminary symptoms. What needs to be done is that our citizens continue to take measures as they have done so far,” he said.
Minister Koca also said that the guide on the appointment of 40 thousand health professionals will be published in the coming days.
Detected in South Africa!
The most important information about the variant is that it mutates a lot. The World Health Organization (WHO) named the coronavirus variant, first detected in South Africa, as Omicron, the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet.
What are the symptoms of the Omicron variant?
Symptoms of Omicron include a dry cough, high fever, night sweats and a lot of body aches. Omicron variant symptoms include unusual symptoms such as extreme fatigue.
What is the difference between Omicron and other variants?
The Omicron variant includes different mutations that have never been seen before, as well as mutations that have been seen before. Most of these mutations occurred in the spike protein portion of the virus. Most vaccines target this part. Therefore, the question of whether they will be effective in the new variant raises concerns.