The Omicron Covid-19 variant has the world on pins and needles as scientists race to seek out out simply how way more transmissible and virulent the pressure could also be. Inside days of first being detected in South Africa, Omicron, additionally identified by its designating quantity B.1.1.529 has unfold to properly over a dozen countries.
Whereas Omicron has not been detected in America but, consultants imagine it’s solely a matter of time and that the new variant is already possible in the nation. As for what countries Omicron has confirmed to be in already, Al Jazeera has created an interactive map (screenshot under) that shows the place instances have been reported.
Customers can zoom in and scroll round the map in addition to search by nation title. Countries shaded in orange are the place Omicron has been detected. As of November thirtieth, Al Jazeera says that as of the time of this writing 19 countries have confirmed instances of the new variant. That features Canada in North America; South Africa and Botswana in Africa; Israel in the Center East; Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.Okay. in Europe; Reunion, a French territory in the Indian Ocean; Japan in Asia; and Australia in Oceania.
You possibly can check out Al Jazeera’s full interactive map here.