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G7: Omicron is the “biggest current health risk” in the world

Amman Today

publish date 2021-12-17 09:12:45

The health ministers of the Group of Seven countries warned Thursday evening that the mutant Omicron of the Corona virus is “the greatest current threat to public health in the world,” stressing that addressing this threat requires “close cooperation.”

The health ministers of the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Canada, Germany, Italy and Japan said in a statement issued after their last meeting under the British presidency of the group, that they were “very concerned about the increase in the number of infections” with the new mutant.

The statement added that the “key” to confronting a “very rapidly developing situation” lies in “closer cooperation than ever before” as well as “data monitoring and exchange”.

The health ministers of the seven major industrialized countries “reiterated their commitment to fighting the current pandemic and building defenses for the future.”

In their statement, the ministers stressed that “working together is crucial to countering the rapidly spreading Omicron wave,” and stressed the importance of “equitable access to diagnosis and genome sequencing,” as well as to vaccines and treatments.

With regard to vaccines, the ministers stressed the importance of “booster-dose vaccination campaigns” as well as the need for these campaigns to be accompanied by “regular examinations” and “non-pharmaceutical” measures.

(AFP) Group of Seven: Omicron is the “biggest threat” to current health in the world

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