they came from South Africa. Israel closes its borders

they came from South Africa. Israel closes its borders
they came from South Africa. Israel closes its borders

The reported and confirmed cases of variante Omicron worldwide. The last ones are in Australia, where the authorities announced that they had diagnosed two infections of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus on passengers from South Africa. In the meantime, Israel has decided to completely close its borders to prevent the arrival of people infected with the variant, after yesterday announcing the interruption of flights from abroad.

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Cases reported, in addition to the first in Italy (in Campania), in Great Britain, Holland, Germany, the Czech Republic and even Austria, in Tyrol. Two people in Great Britain were found infected with the new Covid variant, Omicron, the health secretary said. Sajid Javid said the UK Health Security Agency has detected (linked) cases in Chelmsford and Nottingham. The two infected are in self-isolation together with their families while further tests and contact tracing are underway.

In Germany There are two confirmed cases: “The Omicron variant has already arrived in Germany with great probability,” tweeted Kai Klose, minister of social affairs in the western state of Hesse, referring to the strain detected for the first time in southern Africa. “The total sequencing has not yet been carried out”, clarified the Minister for Social Affairs and Integration, but “there is a high suspicion” that the person found positive, now in isolation at home, has contracted the South African variant . “If you returned from southern Africa last week – then warned Klose – limit your contacts and swab”. A suspected case, from people from Egypt, is also reported in Czech Republic.

Meanwhile, many of the 61 travelers who returned yesterday to the Netherlands with two flights from South Africa would have tested positive for the omicron variant. This was announced by the Dutch health authorities (Rivm), specifying that the full results will be announced today. All 624 passengers on board “are in quarantine”, confirmed the Rivm, reiterating the obligation to test for all people – even without symptoms – who have arrived in the Netherlands since November 22 if they have recently been in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.


Last updated: Sunday 28 November 2021, 09:02

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