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Suspicion of Omikron variant among travelers returning to Hesse

2021-11-27T12:35:12.297Z

According to Hesse's Minister of Social Affairs, Klose, the Omikron variant came to Germany with “very high probability”. The returnees from South Africa are isolated at home.



According to Hesse's Minister of Social Affairs, Klose, the Omikron variant came to Germany with “very high probability”.

The returnees from South Africa are isolated at home.

Wiesbaden - According to the Hessian Minister of Social Affairs Kai Klose, the new Omikron variant of the corona virus has "very likely" arrived in Germany.

The Green politician announced this in the morning on Twitter.

Several mutations typical of Omikron 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 ”, tweeted the minister responsible for health in Hesse.

According to the Ministry in Wiesbaden, the person entered via Frankfurt Airport.

It is very likely that the #Omicron variant has already arrived in Germany.

A thread from @CiesekSandra and @stm_klose (@SozialHessen):

- Kai Klose (@StM_Klose) November 27, 2021

The omicron variant (B.1.1.529), which was first detected in southern Africa, was classified as "worrying" by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The EU health authority ECDC speaks of serious concerns that the variant could significantly reduce the effectiveness of the corona vaccines and increase the risk of reinfections.

The exact effects of the new variant have not yet been determined.

According to the WHO, it may take weeks before there is clarity.

Requirement for MPK

Saarland's Prime Minister Tobias Hans (CDU) calls for a quick Prime Minister's conference in view of the suspected Omikron case.

You are again facing a "zero hour in the fight against pandemics," said Hans after a message from the State Chancellery in Saarbrücken on Saturday.

"A national emergency requires all countries, as well as the old and new federal governments to close ranks."

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Nationwide measures to contain it are needed quickly, bottlenecks in the provision of vaccines must be eliminated with all their might, said Hans - "so that the vaccination turbo can now be ignited from the doctor's practice to the vaccination centers".

Dentists, veterinarians and pharmacies should also be involved in the vaccination campaign.

"You need an Omikron MPK with a managing and a new federal government - every day counts," said Hans.

dpa

Source: merkur

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