Answer: On December 4th ISO started the review for the next version of ISO 27001 (see more information here: https://www.iso.org/standard/54534.html). New revision of ISO 27001 will probably be published in 2020 or in 2021 - of course, we will publish many articles on this new revision once we know how it will look like.
2. Wondering as why the Annex A controls start with numbering A.5 and not A.1.
Answer: Annex A sections numbering start on A.5 to be aligned with the numbering on the supporting standard ISO 27002, which provides detailed guidance on implementing controls, so the cross reference makes easier to use both standards together.