Russia's Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology announced that the "Sputnik V" vaccine against the Omicron variant would probably be ready for massive production in no more than eight weeks.
The center declared it had started work in the new version of his vaccine Sputnik, adapted to strike the new Omicron.
Russian scientists are convinced that the current versions of Sputnik V and the single-dose Sputnik Light are capable of neutralizing the omicron variant.
Premier of Western Cape Alain Winde said that travel bans on South Africa due to the new Omicron coronavirus variant will be "devastating" for the provincial economy as the local government is seeking for a recovery on its key tourism sector from COVID-19. https://t.co/E8RpQECwKd