13 People Carrying the Omicron Variant Landed in the Netherlands

The sequencing study conducted since Friday in the Netherlands on the results of more than 600 passengers from South Africa identified 13 people carrying the Omicron variant. Follow the latest news.

OMICRON IN THE NETHERLANDS

The Netherlands announced that 13 passengers who arrived from South Africa on Friday are carriers of the Omicron variant. Of the 624 passengers on planes that landed at Schiphol, 61 people had tested positive for covid. “The sequencing study, still in progress, could still make it possible to discover other cases of the new variant in more samples”, warns the RIVM, the national health institute.

In the middle of the fifth wave, the Swiss said yes to the Covid law which made it possible to establish the health pass, according to the first estimates published this Sunday by the polling institute gfs.bern.

Opponents of the health pass launched the referendum. The polls had always given a clear majority to the yes camp. Only the right-wing populist UDC party, the country’s leading political party, called for a vote against the law.

MICRON VARIANT: ANGOLA SUSPENS ITS REGIONAL FLIGHTS

Angola is suspending regional flights, the national airline said, becoming the first southern African country to take such a step since South Africa announced the discovery of the Omicron variant.

The state-owned TAAG has announced that it is suspending all its flights to Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa until further notice from this Sunday. This measure applies in accordance with the government’s decision to temporarily ban air links to Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, the company said in a statement. communicated.

THE OMICRON VARIANT “DOES NOT CHANGE THE DETAILS ON OUR STRATEGY”

For the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, the probable arrival of the Omicron variant in France “does not change the situation on our strategy”. “This does not impact the epidemic dynamics as we know it. We have almost 30,000 cases per day of the Delta variant. Today we have an enemy: the Delta variant.

 

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The sequencing study conducted since Friday in the Netherlands on the results of more than 600 passengers from South Africa identified 13 people carrying the Omicron variant. Follow the latest news.

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