Omicron is very mild among vaccinated people, but can be lethal in patients with chronic disease

Omicron was observed mainly in 5-6 clinical cases. These include coughing, sneezing, severe weakness, runny nose, and fever in one in two patients. This strain is currently being thoroughly scrutinized. According to Japanese scholars, the risk of transmission of this strain is 4 times higher than the Delta variant "- said Anvar Alimov, head of the Tashkent City Health Department.

It was noted at a press conference of Ministry of Health and Sanitary Epidemiological tranquility that strict quarantine is not planned in Uzbekistan due to the high incidence of coronavirus. Mass events have not been canceled, but measures may be strengthened depending on the epidemiological situation.

At a press conference at Information Mass Communications Agency on January 10, Kholmamat Norbaev, First Deputy Head of the Sanitary-Epidemiological Peace and Public Health Service, answered questions about the resumption of quarantine restrictions.

"There are no restrictions. The only way to prevent this is to get vaccinated. If we are all vaccinated, (quarantine) restrictions will not return” - said Kholmamat Norbaev.

Anvar Alimov, Deputy Minister of Health and Head of the Tashkent City Health Department, also spoke about the clinical manifestations of omicron.
Omicron was observed mainly in 5-6 clinical cases. These include coughing, sneezing, severe weakness, runny nose, and fever in one in two patients. This strain is currently being thoroughly scrutinized. According to Japanese scientists, the risk of transmission of this strain is four times higher than the Delta variant "- he noted.

It is said that "omicron is very mild among vaccinated people, especially in the upper respiratory tract." "In this case, the incidence of lung disease is several times lower than in the" delta "strain. There is no difference in treatment regimens. The measures taken in the Wuhan and Delta strains are 100% appropriate for this option as well. It's easier on middle-aged people. However, in patients with chronic diseases, it can be very serious and even lethal”- said Anvar Alimov.

Khabibulla Akilov, director of the Center for Professional Development of Medical Workers, noted that the omicron spreads rapidly at lightning speed.
‘The difference between this variant and the delta virus is that it spreads at lightning speed and can be cured in 5 days if it is relatively easy to pass. 98% of patients can be treated at home. The percentage of lung complications is several times lower than in Delta"- he claimed.