South Africa –Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa and Macky Sall of Senegal have expressed their displeasure with rich countries for imposing travel bans on them after the country revealed the discovery of a novel coronavirus subtype, omicron. On Monday, the 7th edition of the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa was inaugurated.
Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, has appealed for solidarity among international leaders to combat the pandemic at this time. We must continue to collaborate in a united manner. Instead of creating a new division between rich and poor countries, this pandemic, which affects all of our countries, must bring us together on the side of solidarity in our reaction. ” According to the president.
Rather than punishing poor countries, Ramaphosa charged wealthier countries to assist in finding a solution to the global crisis. When South African scientists identified Omicron, the new version, as President Macky Sall put it, they promptly took on the burden of telling the rest of the world,–that a new variant had emerged. So, what’s the end result? The northern countries implement a prohibition in order to punish African brilliance.
“They basically stated, ‘We won’t let you roam about,’ yet alas and behold, Omicron is all over the place.” According to Ramaphosa, In their vaccine distribution, he accused affluent countries of “offering merely the crumbs to needy nations.”
A group of South African researchers reported at the end of November that they had discovered a novel Covid-19 variation called Omicron. Many countries immediately blocked their borders, putting southern Africa on the international map within hours.