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Hilarious Thread re #Omicorn, received via Whatsapp

In just 48 hrs everything just went upside down. Looking at all the updates and social media posts, a colleague from my legal fraternity outlined the absurd response from the countries. Read On 😀
South Africa: Hey guys, look what we discovered in our labs while researching Covid19 variants and mutations

World: What??

SA: It's a new variant of Covid19 - seems to be different than others. Let’s work together & study further.

World: What? You have a new variant of Covid?!
SA: No no, we just found a way to 'identify' it. It seems, it has already been detected in HongKong, Israel & Botswana.

UK: Hey guys, no offence, but we already have 45,000 cases a day, we don't wear masks everywhere, allow large gatherings. But we can't risk a new variant.
SA: But we just identified it & showed you how to check for this variant. It didn't originate here. We have advanced labs because we do research on AIDS, TB & other communicable diseases.

UK: Thanks for the research. However, a complete travel ban on you & your 5 neighbors.
Netherlands: We heard UK banned flights to you because you have the new variant, and so we are also imposing a ban on you and your neighbors!

Namibia: Hey! What did we do? We have less than 20 new cases a day since a month now!

EU: Guys, we have a situation in our hands.
Namibia: The situation where Germany has 76,000 cases a day & other countries are breaking daily records?

EU: No, not that situation.

Lesotho: Is it that UK still has 40,000+ cases a day, and doesnt have it under control?

EU: No, UK isn't a part of us anymore,
Malawi: We hear Poland has some serious rise in cases and hospitalisations.

EU: Really?! We have no idea. We must look into it. But not what we are talking about now.

Eswatini: What situation then?

EU: We heard that South Africa has a new variant.
EU : As some of you are next to them, we are closing travel to the region with immediate effect!

SA: Dude, we just identified it! We only have a few cases in the region. Esp compared to what you guys have. What’s with the knee-jerk reaction?
Namibia: Knee-jerk - that's the word we were looking for.

UAE: We are closing flights to Southern Africa, we don't want to risk it. Sorry guys.

USA: We are looking into this and studying the variant. We won’t ban flights yet.
SA: Thank you USA. Finally a voice of reason!
Mauritius: Sorry SA & the variant group, I saw other countries refer to you as that. We are friends and all, but for concern for our tourism & economy we will also ban you guys for now !

SA: We thought you were family. Goes to show how money is more imp !
Belgium: We already have 1 new case of the new variant. Thanks a lot, SA.

SA: We literally just showed you how to identify it.

UK: Thanks a lot, SA. Now we also have 2 cases of it.

SA: 🤦🏾🤦🏾🤦🏾 What about our vaccinated people?
World: Nope. We need to run tests first and figure out what this virus can do and how effective the vaccination is against it.

WHO: Hey guys, a quick question. The next Greek alphabet is 'Xi'. What do we do? China? Are you here?
China: Don't you dare! Leave us and our president out of it. Call it something else. And we don't allow anyone in anyway. So the variant is not our concern.

WHO: We got it boss. It's now called Omicron.

WHO: Sorry, we meant Sir. You are not our boss.
SA: It's true what they say - no good deed goes unpunished. The next time we won't tell you guys about the next mutations or variants we find.

World: Sorry, can't hear you. Too busy dealing with the outbreak you caused. How about we talk about this later?


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