Thirteen positive Omicron cases confirmed after flight to Netherlands

The plane arrived from South Africa on Friday.

11/28/2021 3:45:00 PM

BREAKING: Thirteen positive Omicron cases confirmed after flight to Netherlands

The plane arrived from South Africa on Friday.

Omicron has been formally designated a variant of concern (Picture: AP)Dutch authorities have announced that 13 people tested positive for the Omicron coronavirus variant after they flew to the Netherlands from South Africa.Officials previously said that 61 people who arrived in the country on Friday had tested positive for Covid-19 and were in isolation.

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Now further tests have shown that over a dozen of them had the new variant, which was formally designated ‘of concern’ last week.The public health institute said in a statement that testing was continuing on the samples, so the number may still rise.Most of the 61 people who tested positive were put into isolation at a hotel near the airport, while a small number were allowed to sit out their quarantine at home under strict conditions

They arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport as countries around the world, including the UK, imposed restrictions on flights from many countries in southern Africa.Their two planes, from Johannesburg and Cape Town, landed shortly after the Dutch government also imposed temporary a ban on flights. headtopics.com

Travellers queue at a check-in counter at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg yesterday (Picture: Getty)Officials in the Netherlands are now working to trace around 5,000 people who have arrived from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe since Monday.

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The country has reimposed a partial lockdown, requiring hospitality venues such as bars and restaurants to close from 5pm. People have been asked to work from home and a maximum of four guests aged over 13 are allowed to visit people’s homes.It comes as more than 22,000 new daily cases were reported on Friday.

Although Omicron was only reported to the World Health Organisation four days ago, on November 24, it has quickly sparked concern that it is more transmissible and may be able to evade vaccines more effectively than we have seen so far.The variant’s swift spread among young people in South Africa has alarmed health professionals.

In just two weeks, it has turned a period of low transmission in the country into one of rapid growth.The Kennermerland local health authority in the Netherlands, which is responsible for the testing and isolation operation, said in an update yesterday that the people who tested positive must quarantine for seven days if they have symptoms and five days if they are symptom-free. headtopics.com

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The 539 passengers who tested negative were allowed to return home or continue their journeys to other countries.Under government regulations, those who live in the Netherlands and are allowed to return home must self-isolate for at least five days.This is a breaking news story, more to follow soon…

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Passengers arriving in Holland from South Africa 'positive for Covid'Around 600 passengers arrived on two planes in Schipol Airport, near Amsterdam, from Johannesburg - the epicentre for the new strain - hours after travel bans were put in place. 예수님의 희생제사의 목적은 우리가 거룩함을 입어야 한다는 것입니다 RevivalTidalWaves 쓰나미같은_부흥의_파도 Dont spread fear. Let the experts such as Virologists, Epidiomolists, specialized doctors etc come with their comments and say what they have to. Just dont spread fear when rhe nation is already grappling with the virus and the lockdown.

Passengers arriving in Holland from South Africa 'positive for Covid'Around 600 passengers arrived on two planes in Schipol Airport, near Amsterdam, from Johannesburg - the epicentre for the new strain - hours after travel bans were put in place.

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New Omicron variant spread fears as 13 passengers from South Africa positiveAT least thirteen people have tested positive for the “horrific” Omicron Covid variant after landing in Amsterdam on a flight from South Africa. Dutch health authorities have confirmed … Do you think it’s you lot that might be spreading fear? Just a thought. '13 Vaccinated South Africans tested positive for the new Covid variant' Why oh why are we allowing this they should not be here or we should not be going there or anywhere 😐 bloody stupid

Biden slammed for allowing flights from South Africa to land in the USDr Fauci said he's concerned about Omicron's 'transmissibility' and suggested it could 'evade' vaccines. Biden is still allowing US citizens and green card holders to travel into the country.

FIFTY flights from S Africa arrived in UK after Omicron was foundBetween November 11 - when the Omicron Covid variant was first detected - and November 26, there were 48 direct flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg to London Heathrow Airport. It probably mutated in a country with an average of 20k daily cases But the vaccine passports, prevented it from spreading....Didn't they.... Morons. Actual clowns.