“A case in Campania”. Is the Omicron variant already in Italy?

“A case in Campania”. Is the Omicron variant already in Italy?
“A case in Campania”. Is the Omicron variant already in Italy?

The variante Omicron it may have arrived in Italy. A Campania citizen returning from southern Africa tested positive for the molecular swab. His close contacts, i.e. relatives, have also developed coronavirus positivity. At the moment the family unit has shown mild symptoms and they have all been placed in isolation to prevent the spread of the virus.

In the meantime, in Campania laboratories are proceeding with the sequencing of the virus identified in the citizen to verify if it is the first case of the Omicron variant identified in our country. The president of the Campania Region, Vincenzo De Luca, on the matter stated: “In relation to the story of our fellow citizen who returned from African countries, and taking into account the news of these days relating to the ‘Omicron’ variant, all the necessary precautionary measures were promptly adopted and the sequencing of the virus is also being carried out to verify its nature. with certainty“.

The governor then went on to invite everyone to the maximum caution: “This episode also invites us once again to complete the vaccination cycle and to have behaviors inspired by the utmost prudence, starting with the use of mask that in Campania – it should be remembered – it has always been mandatory in closed and open places where distancing is not guaranteed“. De Luca has expressed a general warning to everyone, even to those who have to carry out the checks:”It also reiterates the need for maximum control by the police and municipal police, including sanctions, against those who do not comply with the ordinance of the Region“.

The virologist Anthony Fauci in the past it stated that “he wouldn’t be surprised“if the Omicron variant of the coronavirus was already in the United States.”We haven’t detected it yet, but when you have a virus that shows this level of transmissibility and you have travel-related cases already detected in other places like Belgium and Israel, it’s almost inevitable that it will get everywhere.“, he concluded.


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