Suspected case of Omicron variant of Covid in Campania. A citizen of Campania, returning from southern Africa, turned out positive to the molecular buffer. With him also his family unit consisting of 5 people. Mild symptoms encountered. Immediately all contacts were placed in prudential isolation. At the same time we are proceeding with the sequencing of the virus, to ascertain its type.
THE GOVERNOR DE LUCA
“In relation to the story of our fellow citizen who returned from African countries – declares the President of Campania Vincenzo De Luca – and taking into account the news of recent days relating to the” Omicron “variant, all the necessary precautionary measures have been promptly adopted and we are proceeding also al sequencing of the virus to verify its nature with certainty. Also this episode invites us once again to complete the vaccination cycle and to have behaviors inspired by the utmost prudence, starting with the use of the mask which in Campania – it is right to remember – has always been mandatory in closed places and at open where spacing is not guaranteed. It also reiterates the need for maximum control by law enforcement and municipal police forces, including sanctions, against those who do not comply with the regional ordinance “.
“The Farnesina, through the crisis unit, the embassies and consulates on site, is carefully monitoring the effects of the recent ordinance of the Ministry of Health which imposed travel restrictions from South Africa and other countries of the southern African region” he communicated in a Note. “The embassies involved, in conjunction with the crisis unit, quickly took action to collect any reports from fellow countrymen and assist them in the light of the changed scenario of these hours”.