Canada detects two infections by Ómicron – Telemundo Washington DC (44)

Canadian officials said this Sunday that the Omicron variant that causes COVID-19 has already arrived in North America, after identifying two cases in the province of Ontario.

A joint statement from Ontario’s top health officials, Christine Elliott and Kieran Moore, details that two people who had recently been to Nigeria tested positive for the strain.

Canadian authorities conduct a contact tracing of those who tested positive to determine if there are more people infected.

Health officials said their strategy is to prevent as many Omicron cases as possible from entering Canada.

Just on Friday, the World Health Organization announced that South African researchers discovered a new causative variant of COVID-19, which they called Ómicron, and classified it as “worrisome” because of its more than 30 mutations that are thought to make it in highly transmissible.

Several countries of the European Union, in addition to the United States and Canada, announced restrictions on flights from South Africa and other African nations.


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