New Omicron Coronavirus Strain Spreads Globally: 13 Cases In The Netherlands

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 A new strain of coronavirus

The infected arrived in the country from South Africa on November 26.

In the Netherlands, cases of a new variant of the Omicron coronavirus have been recorded.

The Associated Press reports this with reference to the country's Health Department.

13 people who arrived in the Netherlands on flights from South Africa on Friday tested positive for the new COVID-19 variant. Another 61 people who tested positive for coronavirus on Friday after their last two flights to Amsterdam airport were immediately quarantined. Tests are underway to determine if the virus they have found is the new Omicron strain.

Dutch health authorities have asked all travelers returning from South Africa last week to be tested.

Thus, as of November 28, cases of a new mutated variant of coronavirus have already been reported in the Netherlands, Australia, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Botswana, Belgium, Hong Kong and Israel.

Recall that on November 26, the World Health Organization (WHO) qualified a new strain of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which was named “Omicron”, as causing concern. This strain of coronavirus was first identified in early November by health authorities in South Africa. The number of cases of detection of this variant in patients with COVID-19 is increasing.

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