April 22, 2024


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Canada has announced the first two cases of the Omigron variant in the United States

Canada It announced this Monday that it would find two confirmed cases Omigron variant Of Corona virus In its territory, it was the first two known in the United States.

Health officials in the Canadian province of Ontario told a news conference Monday that the two cases, which were discovered in Ottawa, were from Nigeria.

Also, two more are suspected to have been infected in the town of Hamilton, about 60 kilometers southwest of Toronto. Omigron variant.

Canada Foreigners from seven South African countries, including Nigeria, were barred from entering the country on Friday.

South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini have all been affected by the decision.

375 were isolated

Ontario Provincial Medical Director Kieran Moore made the announcement at a news conference Canada It has identified 375 people who recently traveled from those seven African countries.

These individuals are being isolated and tested for Govt-19.

Moore added that Ontario wants to make compulsory COVID-19 testing mandatory for all travelers arriving in Ontario. Canada, Not just from South Africa.

Earlier, several countries announced that they would close their borders as lawsuits spread around the world Omigron variant, First detected in South Africa.

So far, cases have been detected from Australia to Portugal and many other countries such as Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Austria and the United Kingdom.

(With information from EFE)

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