The new strain omicron registered in Albania

Kovid ambulance in Albania. / Photo: MIA

Albanian Health Minister Ogerta Manastirliu said that, like all other countries, Albania was concerned about the spread of the Omicron variant to more countries, calling for immunization with covid-19. reports Albania Daily.

Regarding the information that this variant has already arrived in the country, she said that the Institute of Public Health will send samples for analysis to foreign laboratories, after which it will be known whether this variant is circulating in Albania.

The Institute of Public Health prepares the samples according to the protocols to send them for analysis. Then we will know for sure if this variant is circulating in our country as well. "What is very important is to raise the level of vigilance," she said.

He added that the National Committee of Experts will assess the epidemiological situation to assess whether additional restrictive and other measures are needed.

According to Manastirliu, 2.103.351 doses have been applied since mid-January, when vaccination began, of which 1.072.645 received the first dose, 961.013 two and 67.381 the third dose.

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