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Sixty-one passengers from South Africa were diagnosed with Covit-19 infection upon arrival at Holland Airport.

Sixty-one passengers from South Africa were diagnosed with Covit-19 infection upon arrival at Holland Airport.

Sixty-one passengers from South Africa arrived in Amsterdam and were diagnosed with Kovit-19 infection. Its results are being explored as to whether there is a new Omigron variant, Dutch health officials announced.

“We know 61 tests are positive and 531 are negative,” the Dutch Health Commission said in a statement. Those who tested positive were isolated at a hotel near the airport.

A team from the Municipal Health Service (GGT) arrived at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport yesterday afternoon, where one flight from Johannesburg and another from Cape Town landed. It is testing its 600 passengers, Uses Dutch control over air traffic from South Africa due to fears of a new strain.

This image, taken from social media sites on November 27, 2021, shows passengers waiting for the results of tests for the corona virus (COVID-19) at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  Photo taken by REUTERS on social networks
This image, taken from social media sites on November 27, 2021, shows passengers waiting for the results of tests for the corona virus (COVID-19) at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Photo taken by REUTERS on social networks

All passengers were detained in one area of ​​the terminal, Waited all afternoon and night for the known PCR result and separated from the rest of the people at the airport.

The current reserve is 61 people affected, however it is not yet known whether they are affected by the Omigron variant and they are staying at a hotel in the Shipol area under the supervision of local authorities. Isolation should be at least seven days if there are symptoms, and five days if there are no symptoms.

Definitely one of the other passengers who got a negative result in the test Five day home isolation, Until a new PCR is carried out, if negative, allowing them to sleep in isolation.

Passengers from South Africa line up for testing for corona virus (COVID-19) after being detained on the runway at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands on November 26, 2021. This image was taken from social media and obtained by REUTERS
Passengers from South Africa line up for testing for corona virus (COVID-19) after being detained on the runway at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands on November 26, 2021. This image was taken from social media and obtained by REUTERS

The Dutch government announced this at noon on Friday Total suspension of all flights from South African countries As a preventive measure after the discovery of a new variant of the corona virus in the region.

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These countries also became Corona virus “classified as high risk areas”, Which refers to the “duty of isolation” and the submission of two tests for travelers from these countries, one of which must be less than 24 hours.

Minister of Health, Hugo de Jong, Stressed yesterday that the new mutation has not yet been officially detected in the Netherlands, but “at the same time, we know from other genres how fast something like this can go, so we should do Slow down the arrival of this variation as much as possible”.

File photo.  Passers-by stop at Amsterdam to shop.  October, 2020. REUTERS / Eva Plevier
File photo. Passers-by stop at Amsterdam to shop. October, 2020. REUTERS / Eva Plevier

The The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified a new variant of COVID found in South Africa as “worrying” and called it “Omicron”. Between Emerging warnings from the international community.

“The Preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of re-infection with this variant, The WHO confirmed in a statement that “compared with the previous ones, after the emergency meeting, a panel of experts was called in to assess the strain.” P.1.1.529 Of Govt-19.

(With information from AFP and EFE)

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