US praises South Africa's detection of new COVID-19 strain

The United States praised South Africa for quickly identifying the new strain called Omicron and sharing this information with the world

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2021-11-28 07:01:00 AM

The United States praised South Africa for quickly identifying the new strain called Omicron and sharing this information with the world

The United States praised South Africa for quickly identifying the new strain called Omicron and sharing this information with the world.

Travellers queue for COVID-19 tests at OR Tambo airport after several countries banned flights from South Africa following the discovery of a new COVID-19 variant.AFP/Phill MagakoeWASHINGTON - The United States praised South Africa for quickly identifying the new COVID-19 strain called Omicron and sharing this information with the world -- a barely veiled slap at China's handling of the original outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with South Africa's international relations and cooperation minister, Naledi Pandor, and they discussed cooperation on vaccinating people in Africa against COVID-19, the State Department said."Secretary Blinken specifically praised South Africa’s scientists for the quick identification of the Omicron variant and South Africa’s government for its transparency in sharing this information, which should serve as a model for the world," the statement said.

READ:WHO: Countries must work together to battle pandemicFirst under Donald Trump and now under President Joe Biden, the United States has repeatedly criticised China as not being forthcoming on the origins of the coronavirus, which was first detected in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan before spreading around the world. It has now killed nearly 5.2 million people. headtopics.com

In August of this year, the US intelligence community released a report in which it said it could not reach a firm conclusion on the origins of the virus -- among animals or in a research lab were top scenarios -- because China had not helped in the US probe.

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The US has also accused Beijing of waiting too long before sharing crucial information about the outbreak, saying that a more transparent handling could have helped halt the spread of the virus.READ:Travellers bound for Europe scramble to leave SAAfter the US report was issued this summer, Biden accused Beijing of stonewalling.

"The world deserves answers, and I will not rest until we get them," Biden said in a statement after that unclassified report came out."Responsible nations do not shirk these kinds of responsibilities to the rest of the world."The pandemic is one of many sources of acute tension today in US-China relations, as the two great powers clash over trade, human rights, and the prickly issue of Taiwan, among other matters.

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How ironically, they praised us and they banned us at the same time. Probably praised by Joe Biden 🤣🤣🤣 Did we 'identify' it? 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 Once you get a praise from this country then you must know that the meeting between the two businesses men, a soft wear guru and a mine guru aka Buffalo soldier then you must know that south africans are owned from the west 😂😂😂🤔, a praise from wher? 🤔

Eh siphila Kuma transformers sekunama Omicron,cybatron ai shem ninzima but qhubekani Muhammad Qasim’s dreams : Only the name of Palestine will remain. Baitul Maqdis (Palestine) will be conquered by non-Muslims. Many other dreams of Muhammad Qasim are coming true, and people around the world are claiming he is the awaited Imam Mahdi.

Praising us, they must first allow our companies to run there before they can praise us... they kicked them out. And not having a cure Who name this disease Which means those who vaccinated are likely to hai cut cut.......lets go vaccinate guys Thank you but dont come here says USA and UK.

Unstitching, unravelling South Africa South Africa ’s government is at war. With itself.

Trump was right it's a sh!thole country If China had reported the outbreak earlier the world wouldn't be in this mess,now SA is quick to report but it gets ostracized by Europe..🤔 Whoopdy f*****g wooo. A pat on the head from teacher. Our economy is in trouble. 🤦🏿‍♂️ So why then has SA been placed on Redlists?

Apparently the new variant has been spreading at TUT amongst students for the past weeks and that area has alot of embassies, in Botswana it was found in a diplomat. This variant comes from a Asian or European foreigner Nxa they are using SA as a scapegoat. They had detected this variant but chose to keep queit about it. Meanwhile, the clever scientists are patting themselves on the back. Just like Aids, its soon going to be an African disease.

Then banned flights. The irony of these western governments never stops to amaze That will not lift the ban This has been always a part of this plandemic American will like to thank South Africa for giving them another reason to introduce another dose of vaccine and make trillions in profit.

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😅😅 My daughter slept hungry last night. I didn't want that to happen again today💔. Please just help us with mealie meal just so that my daughter can eat. We'll eat it with sugar water🙏. For my 4 year old Did we ask that they share the information? They are tainting our name, that’s what they doing.

🤣 🤣 🤣 Thanking SA for bullshit' yes they will becouse its going according to their plot to keep our economy suffering and depending to loans so they can step in and rade our country ' shame to SA leaders 😢 and idiots scientists who can't manufacture vaccine but good to declare 'shit' As South Africa we would like to thank America for praising us; and banning us from going to America, we understand that their infection rates are very high and they are a bit behind in their abilities to detect new variants.

Tsek .... and rewarded us with a travel ban 😬😬😬 4thWave COVID19 OmicronVariant Next time: 'Hello, World. We have a new discovery. We'll share details after vaccine patents have been waived.' Honesty pays and South Africa at least retains some credibility. 👍🏻

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Are u kidding, but they slapped SA with massive travel bans immediately? Mxm cheap praise ... unwarranted interference!🙅 If it was in China the scientists would have been arrested for doing the right thing. UK did not want to own up to their home brewed variant a thank you gift of 100B dollars to South Africa will save the enomy

Pity the media did not report with care. No, they reported the worse possible outcome for people. Just hate this MSM. Watch them all change their tune now! Already started at eNCA! Fickle buggers That’s what SA enjoys the most. Being too honest and transparent only to be rewarded with travel bans. I will believe this, when i see countries unban SA

Maybe next time South Africa needs to shut up and let the fucken world find out on its own. Stupidity at its best BIDEN IS BLOCKING CUBA FROM SHARING ITS covidvariant VACCINE FOR FREE WITH THE WORLD! Biden is not a good judge of anything! His buddy BorisJohnson started the chain reaction of closing your tourism down! Now, you should look to african tourism & forget white countries!

Tell the Americans we never saw anything like that... But we here, how did they saw it as far they are?

‘Explosive’ jobs crisis imperils South Africa - The Mail & Guardian‘Explosive’ jobs crisis imperils South Africa - Experts’ strategies for fixing the unemployment crisis range from devaluing the rand to a universal income grant or accepting debt from loans No Bhekisisa_MG RSA needs to ditch the neoliberal economic outlook and engage mmt_SouthAfrica for alternative econs. JobsGuaranteeProgramme is the means to address UPI. redgenkosi rragomoditi MichaboSustain1 DumaGqubule ptcherneva CheeseMacro sdgrumbine qbwarmdays Who are these experts?

US: Thank You South Africa, you are now banned from entering the States Mxm They must send us airtime and lunch money Praised and then banned us 😂 Good job South African scientists 👏 So what's going to happen to the vaxxers vaccine passports. They were telling us that they packed their bags and ready to travel.

😂😂😂 But the cape town mayor believe this news should have been withheld because of tourism. They ban us and realize later oops 😬 😅 🤪 Niyadakwa

US and Canada restrict travel from South AfricaOnly US citizens and permanent residents will still be able to travel from the eight countries, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added.

‘Explosive’ jobs crisis imperils South Africa - The Mail & Guardian‘Explosive’ jobs crisis imperils South Africa : Experts’ strategies for fixing the unemployment crisis range from devaluing the rand to a universal income grant or accepting debt from loans It is the deliberate act by the ANC to replace the south africans with the foreigners Mbeki,Zuma and Ramaphosa as equally guilty of the poverty in south Africa while they living lavish lives with their pampered kids like Dudu and duduzile Zuma