After more than a week South Africa announces her discovery, Omicron Yes It is registered in 38 countries; In America, for example, there are four countries with the new variant present: ChileAnd MexicoAnd Brazil and Canada .
Meanwhile, 70 other countries have tightened health measures and restrictions have been imposed on passengers from several countries in South Africa. employment South Africa, the new variant is already dominant.
micron in america
Countries that have already reported cases of patients with the variant Omicron Those who have not traveled abroad are:
New type of COVID-19 in Chile
Chile This Saturday confirmed the first case of the surrogate Omicron in a traveler from ghana, who arrived in the South American country on November 25, reported Regional Ministerial Secretariat (Seremi) for Health in Valparaíso.
“This foreigner resides in Chile, entered the country with a negative PCR entry test (a swab), but in the additional mandatory arrival test at the airport, it gave a positive result. ”
Statement from the Valparaiso Regional Ministerial Health Secretariat
The specific agency that the passenger with Omicron Two doses of the vaccine Pfizer And He was in good health Isolated, first at home and then in a nursing home.
Mexico has reported a case of Micron
Last Friday, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Hugo Lopez Gatel, that a 51-year-old South African patient who was vaccinated with Pfizer was the first reported case in Mexico He added that closing the borders was not a useful measure to contain variables COVID-19.
Brazil with the case of the new alternative
Moreover Brazilian Health Agency (Anvisa) set in the past few days Three Brazilian nationals have tested positive for the new variant of Omicron. The last carrier turned out to be a 29-year-old asymptomatic traveler from Ethiopia who had been vaccinated with Pfizer.
Canada, the first country in America to have Omicron cases
health authorities of ontario, Canada, which was reported last Monday of two cases that were discovered in Ottawa with Omicron. They detailed that two people arrived from Nigeria They were isolated, after being tested COVID-19.
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Although the new format looks highly contagious, a spokesperson World Health Organization (WHO)Christian Lindmeier said last Friday that he had not received “any reports of soldier-related deaths.” Omicron“.
The World Health Organization He detailed this as more countries were tested to discover the new variant OmicronThere will be more cases and more information to contain.
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