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Omicron variant: the nine people carrying the strain in France return from travel


The government has planned to strengthen controls from December 4 for travelers returning from southern Africa, even if they have passed through another European city.

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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These are

"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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Source: lefigaro

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