2 suspected cases of new variant Omicron found in Denmark


Copenhagen: Two suspected cases of the dangerous corona variant Omicron have been detected in travelers entering Denmark from South Africa. This information was shared through a press release of the Ministry of Health.

Health Minister Magnus Hunicke said in a press release late on Saturday that the authorities suspect that we have the first 2 cases of the new variant Omicron in Denmark, detected by PCR tests.

Hunicke said that the two people who have been infected are in South Africa and are now in isolation and officials are in the process of tracking down the third link. Officials are working hard to make the same call out to everyone, on the same plane they infected.

Meanwhile, on Saturday evening, the Danish Agency for Patient Safety called on passengers on two flights from Amsterdam in the Netherlands to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark on 23 November and Billund city on 24 November, to go into quarantine and get tested.

According to the report of Xinhua news agency, the final confirmation of the report of 2 suspected cases will be available in the next few days.

The Omicron variant (b.1.1.529), a new variant of the coronavirus, was first reported in Botswana on November 11, 2021 and appeared in South Africa on November 14.

The President of the European Union (EU) Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, in a statement on Friday, urged EU member states to suspend flights from southern African countries, where the new variants were first detected.

The Statens Serum Institute has reported 3,744 new cases of corona infection in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 474,637 while 13 deaths were recorded, taking the total number of deaths to 2,863.

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