Brazil Detects First Two Cases Of Omicron Variant

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(Last Updated On: 2021-12-01)

 

Brazil on Tuesday has confirmed its first two cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant.

A statement from Brazil’s health surveillance agency, Anvisa, on Tuesday said samples from two Brazilians who tested positive for the Omicron variant through the renowned Albert Einstein Hospital would be sent for confirmatory laboratory analysis.

According to the news portal G1, the cases involve Brazilian missionaries living in South Africa.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified the Omicron variant, first discovered in southern Africa, as “of concern”.

The EU health authority, ECDC, speaks of serious concerns that Omicron could significantly reduce the effectiveness of vaccines and increase the risk of reinfection.

The exact effects of the mutated variant are not yet known.

In the meantime, cases of the variant have been discovered in several countries, including Germany.

Source: dpa/NAN

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