Sixty-one passengers from two flights from South Africa gave positive to Covid-19 upon arrival in Amsterdam and their results are being examined to see if it is the new omicron variant, the Dutch health authorities announced.
"We know that 61 of the tests are positive and 531 negative," said the Dutch Health Authority (GGD) in a statement, explaining that the people who gave positive are quarantined at a hotel near the airport.
"The positive results will be examined quickly to see if they are related to the new and worrying variant, called omicron," said the statement.
All passengers who had positive should be in quarantine at the hotel at least seven days if they have symptoms or five days if they are asymptomatic, according to the GGD.
On Friday, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) stated that the risk that the new Variant of the COVID-19 expands through Europe is "high to very high".
The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that this variant is "worrying" as well as the currently dominant delta and those previously detected, alpha, beta and range.
The new mutation was first notified by South Africa on November 24. Since Friday, more and more countries suspend travel to southern Africa or decided to arm themselves before flights from this region of the world.
The concern caused the world bags to collapse and oil prices retreated on Friday, at a time when the world economy is trying to get out of the ravages caused by the pandemic.Updated Date: 27 November 2021, 11:02