A ‘number’ of people today on SA flights almost certainly experienced Omicron variant: RIVM

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The Dutch public heath institute RIVM explained on Saturday evening that early investigation suggests ‘a number’ of folks on Friday’s flights from South Africa were contaminated with the new Omicron variant of Coronavirus.

In total, 61 out of 624 men and women on two flights on Friday examined positive for the virus. Most of them are now in a hotel for the length of the an infection, but persons who dwell by itself in the Netherlands have been allowed to go household.

The RIVM claimed that even further analyses will now be carried out to identify if the Omicron variant or not is associated. The effects are expected on Sunday.

The variant was initially discovered by experts in South Africa and has given that been claimed in Germany, Belgium and Britain.

The RIVM said every person who has arrived in the Netherlands from southern Africa because Monday, November 22 must have a exam.

The Netherlands brought in new limits for men and women traveling from southern Africa on Friday. Only individuals from the EU or with an urgent reason to vacation are remaining permitted to fly.

People arriving in the Netherlands from South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe must also go into quarantine on arrival.

New flights

People arriving on KLM flights from South Africa on Saturday were being not all analyzed for coronavirus, the Telegraaf claimed earlier.

The paper spoke to quite a few passengers who advised of the chaos ahead of boarding, with dozens of people today refused permission to fly.

KLM has two scheduled providers from South Africa a working day. On Saturday afternoon, Air France ZA explained on Twitter that anyone with authorization to board the flights would have to have a adverse PCR exam to journey.

Since very last Monday, some 5,000 people have flown to the Netherlands from southern Africa. All are now remaining urged to come ahead for a coronavirus examination.

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