UK Health Minister Sajid Javid in file photo.
UK Health Minister Sajid Javid confirmed this Saturday two cases of Omicron varian variant, from its recent appearance and is considered “worrisome” by the World Health Organization.
Cases have been identified in the region Chelmsford and Nottingham, which will now host additional testing for the population to identify more possible cases, the minister reported in a statement to the BBC network.
The two people are in isolation and both cases are linked and linked to a trip to south africa, according to the minister.
Germany confirms first two cases of omicron variant
This Saturday the Minister of Social Affairs of the German state of Hesse, Kai Klose, reported on his Twitter account that it was “very likely” that the variant had reached Germany, the news confirmed a few hours later.
“Last night several typical Omicron mutations were discovered in a traveler from South Africa. Full sequencing is currently pending but suspicion is high,” he added in a tweet.
A few hours earlier, the health authorities of Czech Republic have reported that they are verifying possible cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in the country. The country’s Prime Minister, Andrej Babis, has determined that the case is about a women who are in Namibia and flew back to the Czech Republic via South Africa and Dubai.
Health authorities want to call for calm. “We are waiting for confirmation or disclaimer this test,” according to SZU spokeswoman Stepánka Cechová, to the Novinki news portal.
“It will be necessary to wait for the results of the whole genome sequencing, which will take time,” added Cechová, who predicts that the results will be known by Sunday, according to news portal Novinki.
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