What is the Nu variant, does it kill? What are the symptoms of the coronavirus (Omicron) Nu variant?

The symptoms and details of the “Nu” variant, known as the emerging new mutation of Covid-19, became a matter of curiosity. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced that due to the increasing cases due to the Nu variant, it will not be allowed to travel from Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe to our country through all our land, air, sea and railway border gates as of tonight. So what is the Nu variant?


The new mutation Nu variant of the coronavirus has caused panic in some countries in the south of the African continent. The symptoms of the variant, which experts consider “the worst we have seen”, are curious. The variant, which has been seen in 10 people in 3 countries so far, has mutated in the “nail” protein targeted by vaccines, and the risk of escaping the immune system for this reason has raised concerns. However, it is not yet clear how contagious the variant is. 32 different mutations were discovered in the nail protein of the “B.1.1.529” variant, which was first identified in the African country Botswana and named “Nu”.


Although the symptoms of the Nu variant, also known as Omicron, are not fully clear, it is known that it is similar to all the symptoms of the coronavirus, but the disease is more severe.

The first case in Botswana was detected on 11 November. While the number of cases in the country increased to 3, the variant was seen in 6 people in the Republic of South Africa and in 1 person who had visited South Africa in Hong Kong. Experts are concerned about the high number of mutations in the variant and the concentration of these mutations in the protruding protein.