The Netherlands. 18 Johannesburg flight passengers infected with the Omikron variant

All infected persons flew to Amsterdam on November 26 on two KLM flights from Johannesburg

Tests confirmed that 18 passengers on last week’s flight from Johannesburg are infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The National Institute of Public Health (RIVM) reported that people infected with this variant had mild or no ailments.

Passengers diagnosed with the presence of an Omicron are staying in solitary confinement at a hotel in Badhoevedorp, which is located near Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

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All infected persons flew to Amsterdam on November 26 on two KLM flights from Johannesburg. Due to the ban on flights from South African countries introduced last Friday, passengers have been tested for the presence of coronavirus. His presence was detected in 61 out of 600 people who had to be quarantined.

Omicron more contagious than other variants

Fourteen people were found to be infected with the new coronavirus variant on Thursday. On Saturday, RIVM announced that their number had risen to eighteen.

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According to experts, Omikron may be more contagious than other variants of the coronavirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) described its arrival as “worrying”.

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