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28.11.2021 19:57 News >> Netherlands Detects 13 Cases Of Coronavirus Omicron Variant

Netherlands Detects 13 Cases Of Coronavirus Omicron Variant

13 people with Omicron variant came to Netherlands from South Africa on Friday, say health authorities.

The Netherlands detected 13 cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, first reported in South Africa, health authorities said on Sunday.
The Netherlands' National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) said that the people with the Omicron variant came from South Africa to the Netherlands on Friday.
In a statement, the RIVM said 624 passengers returning from South Africa were tested for the coronavirus by the municipal health service in the northwestern Kennemerland region.
"The passengers were tested at Schiphol Airport and 61 of them tested positive for COVID-19. These test samples were sent to RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment for further analysis to determine which variant of the coronavirus was involved," it added.
"Initial results from genome sequencing showed the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) in 13 of the samples from the positive tests. Sequencing has not been completed yet. It is possible that the new variant will be found in more test samples," it added.
This week, South African scientists announced that they had discovered the Omicron variant, which has several mutations that may carry the risk of reinfection. The same variant was also detected in neighboring Botswana, as well as Hong Kong, and was first detected on Nov. 12-22 before being announced on Thursday.
On Friday, the World Health Organization declared the strain a "variant of concern," naming it Omicron.
Several countries around the world have now banned flights from over half a dozen Southern African nations, including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho, and Eswatini, over fears of the new variant.​​​​​​​ -



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