The omicron variant of concern has infected a total of 9 people in France in five regions, the Directorate General of Health said on Friday (December 3rd).
Public Health France (SpF) specified that there were three cases in Île-de-France, two in Reunion, one in the Grand Est, one in Pays de Loire, one in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and a last in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.
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"only cases associated with travel returns"
, specifies SpF.
At least 5 positive people are returning from South Africa, where Omicron was spotted in November.
This is the case of a woman tested in the Haut-Rhin, who had symptoms of Covid-19.
Infection with the variant of concern was confirmed by the sequencing of its sample, in Metz, by Biogroup.
In addition, a mother in Vendée, tested positive in La Roche-sur-Yon, after her trip to South Africa, with her husband and two children.
She had no symptoms but got tested after hearing about the Omicron variant, reports
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