Australia recorded the sixth confirmed case of the new “Omicron” mutant of the emerging corona virus “Covid-19” in the state of “New South Wales”.
And the state’s health department said – according to the American channel “CNN” today, Tuesday, that the case, which received a full vaccination against the virus, arrived in the city of “Sydney” on November 25, noting that this case had earlier visited the Africa region. Southern.
The administration added that the case is in home isolation at the present time.
The channel indicated that Australia has so far recorded five cases of the “Omicron” mutant in the state of “New South Wales”, and one case in the state of the “Northern Territory”.
On Saturday, Australia announced the suspension of all flights from the nine South African countries affected by the emerging corona virus (Covid-19) for a period of two weeks.
And Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt said – in a press briefing, reported by the Australian newspaper “The Edge” – that his country is starting to apply a 14-day quarantine to citizens coming from 9 African countries, including South Africa, due to the outbreak of the new Corona mutant.
He added that “any person who is not an Australian citizen or their dependents, and who has been in African countries where the Omicron strain was discovered during the past 14 days will not be able to enter Australia.”
He stressed the need for anyone who has already arrived in Australia and has been in any of the countries during the past 14 days, to isolate themselves immediately and be tested.