The Corona variant Omikron has "very likely already arrived in Germany".
The final result is still pending.
Wiesbaden - The Corona variant Omikron (B.1.1.529) has "with a very high probability already arrived in Germany".
The Hessian Minister of Social Affairs Kai Klose announced this on Saturday morning (November 27, 2021, around 9.45 a.m.) via Twitter.
“Last night, several mutations typical of Omicron were found in a person returning from South Africa.
So there is a high level of suspicion that the person has been isolated at home.
The complete sequencing is still pending ”, writes Klose.
Corona variant Omikron "worrying": Federal government reacts
Klose combines this information on Twitter with an appeal: “Please protect yourself and those around you.
If you have returned from southern Africa in the last week, limit your contacts and get tested! "
The World Health Organization (WHO) classified the Coronavirus variant Omikron on Friday (November 26th, 2021) as "worrying".
Many countries responded with restrictions on air travel.
Because of the variant, the federal government is classifying South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Eswatini, Malawi and Lesotho as virus variant areas from Sunday, midnight, as the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Friday evening.