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).
© Wang Zhao / AFP Winter Olympics, China, Covid-19, Omicron
S I It remains confident about the success of the success of Event, the China , however, recognized, Tuesday, November 30, that the new Omicron variant could complicate and generate additional difficulties for the organization of the Beijing Olympic Winter Games, which take place between the 4th and 20th February 2022.
"This will certainly bring some challenges in the fight against the epidemic," conceded at a Zhao Lijian press conference, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "But China has experience in this area, and I am fully convinced that the winter Olympics will take place without worry and as expected," he said.
Coronavirus: Two passengers from the southern Africa contaminated in Australia by the Omicron Variant
The Ministry invites the 260 passengers and flying crew members to set up isolation © USA Today Network / SIPA USA / SIPA Passengers have traveled since Southern Africa via Doha. Variant - The Ministry invites the 260 passengers and flight crew members to be setup Australian Sanitary authorities announced this Sunday have detected the presence of the coronavirus Omicron variant after testing. Emergency carried out in two passengers from Southern Africa who landed Saturday in Sydney.
The Omicron variant has not yet been detected in the country
China has largely controlled the epidemic on its soil thanks to draconian measures: very high limitation of international flights, quarantine mandatory upon arrival, massive screenings or still Isolation of contact cases, identified with travel tracking applications. Life has largely resumed its normal course as early as spring last year. But the country remains confronted with the appearance of small sporadic homes.
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While the Chinese borders are practically closed since March 2020, the Beijing Games will take place in a health bubble that will not be able to leave the attendant 2,900 expected athletes. They will have to be either vaccinated or to submit about 40 days on arrival. All will be subjected to daily screening tests. Only spectators residing in China will be able to attend the tests.
China reports a few dozen cases of Covid-19 every day. The Omicron variant has not yet been detected in the country, except in the autonomous territory of Hong Kong.
COVID-19: There are now 12 cases of Omicron in France .
© Copyright 2021, Obs The number of cases of infection in the Omicron variant detected in France now rises to twelve, according to the last updated balance sheet Friday night by the health authorities. "At 16h, three new cases of OMICRON variant infection have been reported in France", indicates on its site the Public Health Agency France .