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Mexico’s Secretary of Health asks to avoid non-essential travel due to Omicron variant

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MEXICO, (December 04, 2021).- The Federal Ministry of  Health (Ssa) issued a “preventive notice” in which it asked Mexicans to avoid all non-essential international travel, due to the Ómicron variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19); It said that there is no specific vaccine against that strain, but those available will continue to be supplied.

In a Preventive Notice of   International Travel published on its website, the Ministry of  Health  asserted that the Ómicron variant of COVID-19 maintains “ a continuous and generalized transmission ” throughout the world, so going abroad worsens the chain of infections :

“Worldwide, the incidence of weekly (COVID-19) cases continues to increase, with just under 3.6 million new cases during the  week of November 15-21 , an increase of 6% compared to the previous week . 

Ministry of Health on international travel .

In its “preventive warning”, the Ministry of Health places the risk level at 3, which means that it is high, and that the “possibility of becoming ill from this event, that is, from Ómicron, is high, and there are no measures specific medical measures against this disease ”.

Omicron variant of COVID-19

People at higher risk of complications:

  • Over 50 years
  • With chronic or respiratory diseases
  • With immune system disorders

In its preventive alert on international travel , the Ministry of  Health  recalled that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is under investigation, in order to determine ” increased hospitalization  or fatality compared to other variants.”

“In case you have to travel, register in the Registration System for Mexicans Abroad and consult the Traveler’s Guide of the Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE) . 

Ministry of  Health .

Health  asks to avoid  travel

If   international travel is unavoidable on your itinerary, the Ministry of  Health  suggested keeping you informed of the situation at your destination, applying all  known biosecurity measures , and providing timely assistance to the doctor if contagion is suspected.

Source: UNO TV

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