The latest variant of the coronavirus has already reached several European countries. Following confirmed cases in Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom, Dutch authorities announced this evening that dozens of airline passengers from South Africa are believed to be carrying the Omikron variant. They are “95 percent” certain of this because initial rapid tests have shown results that differ from those of the Delta variant.
The coronavirus was found in a total of 61 passengers. All positive passengers were isolated in a hotel at Schiphol Airport. The cases had been detected among 600 travelers who had arrived on two flights from South Africa on Friday.Swiss authorities, meanwhile, tightened their entry requirements for the Netherlands, Britain, the Czech Republic, Egypt and Malawi. Travelers from these countries are required to spend ten days in quarantine after entering the country.
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