Two cases of infection with a new strain of coronavirus “Omicron” identified in Canada
These are the first cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant confirmed in Canada.
Two cases of the new Omicron coronavirus strain have been identified in the Canadian capital Ottawa.
The Ontario provincial government informs about this, – writes “Interfax”.
Both cases were reported in recent migrants from Nigeria.
The Ottawa Department of Public Health is tracking contacts and the patients themselves are in isolation.
These are the first cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Canada. Earlier, the country imposed travel restrictions for foreign citizens who have visited South African states in the past two weeks.
Recently, Omicron has also been identified in several European countries – in Germany, Italy, Britain, the Netherlands and in Belgium. In addition, the authorities of Hong Kong and Israel reported about those infected with omicron in their territories.
Many countries have already limited air traffic with states located in southern Africa.
Recall, November 26 The World Health Organization has qualified a new strain of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, dubbed Omicron, as a cause of 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.