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Mauritius Records First Two Omicron Cases, Extra Feared

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FILE: A wisely being employee sprays disinfectant for the duration of a wreck time at a short testing centre for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Seoul on December 1, 2021, amid rising concerns about the Omicron Covid-19 variant. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)The Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius has recorded its first two infections of the Covid-19 Omicron variant, both linked to of us returned from South Africa, with a dozen extra contact situations feared.

Health Minister Kailesh Jagutpal told a press conference on Friday the pair were asymptomatic and had examined negative the day sooner than.

“They’ve already long past dwelling,” he acknowledged.

He added that contract tracing for the two of us had been implemented, revealing 12 sure situations with a missing S gene — a allege-story label of Omicron.

Health authorities were currently analysing the samples to resolve in the event that they are truly Omicron.

One in all the two Omicron situations was once detected in a man who flew dwelling to the island from South Africa on November 27. South Africa first identified the variant steady two days sooner than on November 25.

The 2nd case was once recorded in a girl in the island’s south whose husband had returned from South Africa on November 18.

Mauritius fully opened its doors to international visitors at the delivery up of October, hoping to rebuild its wanted tourism alternate after long months of isolation on yarn of of the pandemic.

But it was once forced to reimpose restrictions final month as Delta variant situations surged.

In line with most modern figures reported to the World Health Group, Mauritius has had 62,652 Covid situations and 680 deaths.

Better than 900,000 of us were fully vaccinated, representing 73.5 percent of the population, executive figures allege.

AFP


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