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14:00  29 november  2021
14:00  29 november  2021 Source:   nouvelobs.com

Omicron variant: a first suspect case detected in Germany

 Omicron variant: a first suspect case detected in Germany © Paul Zinken / DPA / DPA Picture-Alliance via AFP Germany, Covid-19, Variant Omicron, a near the Belgium , where a first proven case of Omicron variant has been reported, the Germany could in turn be already contaminated by the new South African variant that worries. A suspect case, detected in a person recently returned from South Africa , has indeed been identified, announced on Saturday the regional authorities of the State of Hesse (West).

  Pays-Bas, Portugal, Royaume-Uni, Canada… La liste des pays où le variant Omicron a été identifié s’allonge © Copyright 2021, the Obs

the new variant of Omicron coronavirus sows worry in the World While the World Health Organization estimated that it presented "a very high risk" . Detected last week in South Africa, it has already been identified in several countries and especially among European neighbors. "Obs" takes stock.

Among the last ones to announce identified cases, Canada reported two cases in recent people in Nigeria. They were placed at isolation in Ottawa.

Many countries in Europe affected

several European countries have also identified cases in recent hours. In the Netherlands, the health authorities announced that 13 passengers arrived from South Africa Friday in Amsterdam were carriers of the variant. The local gendarmerie also announced Sunday night having stopped, on a plane that was about to take off, two passengers who had "fled" a hotel where passengers were confined from South Africa to COVID.

Variant Omicron: Israel Closes its borders with foreign nationals

 Variant Omicron: Israel Closes its borders with foreign nationals © Valery Hache Israel had reopened its borders to foreigners vaccinated on November 1, a provision that has barely held a month, questioning by the appearance of the Omicron variant. AFP / ACK GUEZ Israel will prohibit from Sunday night the entry of foreign nationals on its territory in the hope of slowing the spread of the new variant of the coronavirus Omicron, one case has been confirmed in the country, announced authorities.

What we know about Omicron, the new variant detected in South Africa

in Portugal, the 13 cases of CVIV-19 identified in Portuguese Benenses SAD footballers, which for this reason could not align enough players Saturday against Benfica, are probably associated with the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, announced on Monday the National Institute of Health (INSA). According to the public agency, one of the footballers had recently traveled to South Africa.

two cases reported in Denmark also came from South Africa, as are the three cases confirmed in Germany and the "probable" case announced Sunday night by Switzerland, as well as the first case identified in a person without a symptom this Monday in Austria .

The variant also circulates also in Belgium and Italy, as highlighted by the Minister of Health Olivier Véran Sunday evening, as well as in the Czech Republic.

Coronavirus: Israel will close its borders facing Omicron

 Coronavirus: Israel will close its borders facing Omicron Health-Coronavirus-Variant-Israel: Coronavirus: Israel will close its borders facing Omicron © Reuters / Ronen Zvulun Coronavirus: Israel will close its borders facing the variant OMICRON Jerusalem (Reuters) - Israel announced Saturday the prohibition of its territory to any foreign visitor for two weeks to contain the spread of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus identified in South Africa.

The United Kingdom also announced Sunday a third case , coming from southern Africa, and six other cases were detected in Scotland on Monday, bringing the total to nine people infected with the new variant.

South Africa is expected to exceed 10,000 daily contaminations because of the Omicron

variant in Israel, a case has been confirmed by a Malawi income traveler, while two cases have been confirmed in Australia in two vaccinated passengers. Southern Africa, the day when the country closed its borders at nine southern African states.

The presence of the variant is also confirmed in several southern African countries, including South Africa, where it was identified for the first time, or Botswana. In Asia, it has been identified in Hong Kong.

Audits expected in France

As for France, eight "possible" cases were spotted , "said the Ministry of Health Sunday night. The sequencing of their samples is in progress for confirmation. The detection of the variant on the territory is "most likely a question of hours", estimated in the day the Minister of Health Olivier Véran .

Covid-19: Global tourism should lose $ 2000 billion in 2021

 Covid-19: Global tourism should lose $ 2000 billion in 2021 © PH Lavieilla Some countries have resumed tourist activity during the summer, but new restrictions are now taken in several parts of the world . LP / PH. Lavieille This year will not really be better than the previous one. The global tourism sector should still lose $ 2,000 billion (€ 1,780 billion) in 2021 as a result of CVIV-19 pandemic restrictions, announced on Monday the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) .

"The COVID-19 will still circulate in ten years' Faced with the urgency of the situation, the United Kingdom has convened a meeting of the G7 ministers on Monday, which he practices the rotating presidency.

To attempt to curb the propagation of the variant, several countries also announced

travel restrictions , of which France, which has been suspended the flights from seven southern African countries .

Covid-19: the Omicron varying begins to spread locally in the United States and Australia .
first © AFP D e case of local transmission Omicron were reported Thursday and Friday in the United States and Australia, exacerbating concerns about this new variant of the coronavirus, already dominant in South Africa and could become in Europe. United States, five cases of varying Omicron were confirmed on Thursday in the state of New York, one in Minnesota and one in Hawaii, bringing to nine the total confirmed cases of the moment in the country.

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