Omicron South African variant, first two cases in Gb

The announcement of the Ministry of Health: targeted tests for tracking

Two cases of South African Omicron variant identified in Great Britain. This was announced by the Minister of Health, Sajid Javid, adding that London introduces restrictions on arrivals from Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola.

The two cases have been identified in the areas of Chelmsford and Nottingham, where further tests for tracking will be performed. The two positive subjects – these are two related cases – have returned from a trip to South Africa and are in isolation. The relatives of the two positives were subjected to new controls. “We have moved quickly, subjects are self-isolating as we proceed with the contact tracing. We will do everything possible to protect the population from this emerging threat,” says the minister, adding that “we will not hesitate to take further action if necessary. it is a clear warning: we are not out of the pandemic yet, “he adds.

In Germany, a more than suspicious case has been identified in Hesse. Definitive communications are expected on a contagion in the Czech Republic. Yesterday, the first European case in Belgium.