Omicron Threat: In South Africa, patients infected with Omicron are showing very different symptoms than those infected with the delta strain. The doctor, who treated the patients suffering from this strain, was the first to alert the scientists and expressed the possibility of some kind of new strain.
Angelique Coetzee, President of the South African Medical Association (SAMA), Said, patients suffering from ‘Omicron’ strain complain of fatigue, headache and body aches, sometimes sore throat and cough. On the other hand, patients suffering from delta infection have a comparatively increased pulse rate, low oxygen level with loss of ability to smell and taste.
Notably, South Africa had identified a new variant Omicron on 25 November. Announcing this, he said that some cases were earlier identified in neighboring Botswana. The announcement of getting a new variant in South Africa caused a stir in other countries of the world. This had a major impact on the stock markets and in response Europe and other countries of the world imposed travel restrictions on South African countries.