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UK News: COVID-19: a case of confirmed Omicron variant in Ile-de-France, the first detected in the hexagon

Omicron variant: a first suspect case detected in Germany

 Omicron variant: a first suspect case detected in Germany © Paul Zinken / DPA / DPA Picture-Alliance via AFP Germany, Covid-19, Variant Omicron, a near the Belgium , where a first proven case of Omicron variant has been reported, the Germany could in turn be already contaminated by the new South African variant that worries. A suspect case, detected in a person recently returned from South Africa , has indeed been identified, announced on Saturday the regional authorities of the State of Hesse (West).

a first case of this new variant, identified for the first time in South Africa, had been diagnosed Tuesday in the meeting.

  Covid-19 : un cas de variant Omicron confirmé en Ile-de-France, le premier détecté dans l'Hexagone © Provided by FranceInfo

This is the first confirmed case in the hexagon. A case of variant OMICRON was diagnosed in Ile-de-France, announced the Regional Health Agency Thursday, December 2nd. " A traveler residing in Seine-et-Marne has been tested positive at COVID-19 to his descent from the airline on November 25, returning from a stay in Nigeria, says the ARS. The sequencing of the levy revealed, Wednesday, that this person was carrying the Omicron variant. This is a man between 50 and 60 years old who did not show symptoms at the time of the test. "

Dutch police arrest couple who fled omicron quarantine hotel

  Dutch police arrest couple who fled omicron quarantine hotel ZURICH, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Switzerland on Saturday widened quarantine requirements to stem the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant to travellers arriving from Britain, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Egypt and Malawi, where cases have been detected, its health ministry said.On Friday, Switzerland banned direct flights from South Africa and the surrounding region due to the detection of a new COVID-19 variant, while also imposing restrictions on travel from other countries including Hong Kong, Israel and Belgium.

A sequencing is in progress to check if the wife of this traveler, tested positive, also carries the Omicron variant. "A third person living under the same roof was tested on December 2 to determine if it was contaminated and, if so, if it carries the variant, adds the ARS. None of the three people are vaccinated." Their entourage has been tested and placed at isolation.

This is the second case in France: a first positive case at Omicron variant has been identified on Monday at Reunion . France announced on Wednesday the conditions of access to its territory by imposing a negative test for all travelers, even vaccinated, from a country outside the European Union. The government spokesman had also mentioned Wednesday of "13 suspected cases of the Omicron Variant on the territory", expecting proven cases "in the coming hours or the next few days".

Over-30s in England invited to book third coronavirus jabs from Monday - as Omicron cases continue to rise .
People aged 30 and over in England are invited to book their COVID boosters from Monday, amid concerns Omicron cases will rise significantly over the next few months. © PA All eligible adults can book their booster jab two months after their second dose. File pic There are around 7.5 million people aged 30 to 39, and 3.5 million of those are eligible for boosters from Monday, NHS England said.All eligible adults can book their booster jab two months (61 days) after their second dose using the NHS national booking system, in order to get their top-up three months (91 days) on from their second dose.

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