Two cases of coronavirus Omicron variant detected in Britain

Britain announced it had identified two cases of the new Omicron coronavirus a day after the country temporarily banned flights from South Africa and five other countries from Friday over the newly identified variant.

2021-11-27 11:26:00 PM

Britain announced it had identified two cases of the new Omicron coronavirus a day after the country temporarily banned flights from South Africa and five other countries from Friday over the newly identified variant.

Britain announced it had identified two cases of the new Omicron coronavirus a day after the country temporarily banned flights from South Africa and five other countries from Friday over the newly identified variant.

ByReutersBritain announced it had identified two cases of the new Omicron coronavirus, a day after the country temporarily banned flights from South Africa and five other countries from Friday over the newly identified variant. Stock imageImage:123RF/ phonlamaiphoto

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Two linked cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant have been detected in Britain connected to travel to southern Africa, health minister Sajid Javid said on Saturday."Late last night I was contacted by the UK Health Security Agency. I was informed that they have detected two cases of this new variant, Omicron, in the United Kingdom. One in Chelmsford, the other in Nottingham," he said in a broadcast clip.

The two individuals and all members of their households are being re-tested and told to self-isolate while further testing and contact tracing is done, the health ministry said.England will also add Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola to its travel"red list" from 0400 GMT on Sunday, meaning British and Irish residents who arrive in the country must quarantine in a government-approved hotel for 10 days. Non-residents will be refused entry. headtopics.com

That list already contained Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance and Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty will hold a news conference later on Saturday"to set out further measures", Javid said.

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An interesting concept: Israel to close borders to all foreigners due to omicron variant Nice to announce it after us Covid 19 is not a product of Africa but Europe America and Asia. Banning Aftican countries will not stop the spread of the new variant to their shows. Face the reality and stop being nonsensical and stupid countries.

Now that SA is scapegoat all countries will identify Omicron because it ha the owner. Will be doing any coverage of the 'camps' in Aust? Something about them seems familiar..... Hmmmmmm.... The most important question would be - Are those people linked in anyway to anyone from the SADC region? So are they gonna ban their own flights from going to other Countries? Just asking....

Europe and Asia tighten borders after detection of new Covid-19 variantGlobal authorities reacted with alarm on Friday to a new coronavirus variant detected in SA, with the EU and Britain among those tightening border controls That anc's scare tactics have backfired and now the general public must suffer!

Europe and Asia tighten borders after detection of new Covid-19 variantGlobal authorities reacted with alarm on Friday to a new coronavirus variant detected in SA, with the EU and Britain among those tightening border controls

SA 'punished' for detecting Omicron COVID variant: DircoThe decision by a number of countries to ban flights from southern Africa following the discovery of the variant 'is akin to punishing South Africa,' the foreign affairs ministry said in a statement. You think you are special that's the problem, what great science that SA has are they talking about, because SA is in the bottom half Worldwide I'm sure in Scientific studies, Western and even most Eastern countries have far better scientists than us. Serves them right This going to get ugly. Unemployment is already sky-high in this country, now the hospitality industry is going to lose another high season. It is one of the biggest employers in SA. We could be looking at civil unrest. Hopefully, they target Luthuli House This is BS!! China must start paying for the damage they caused to our economy!! COVID19 SouthAfrica

Asian and European countries, alarmed by new Covid-19 variant, tighten curbsAsian and European countries rushed to tighten restrictions on Friday after a new and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant was detected in SA, with Singapore and India announcing stricter border controls.

Asian and European countries, alarmed by new Covid-19 variant, tighten curbsAsian and European countries rushed to tighten restrictions on Friday after a new and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant was detected in SA, with Singapore and India announcing stricter border controls. We really have stupid scientists they like to claim things,it's always them who discover variant/mutation, these countries knew about this variant but they chose to be quite about it they waiting for some country to claim it

Asian and European countries, alarmed by new Covid-19 variant, tighten curbsAsian and European countries rushed to tighten restrictions on Friday after a new and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant was detected in SA, with Singapore and India announcing stricter border controls.