Denmark registers Omicron variant in two travelers from South Africa

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COPENHAGEN, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Denmark has registered two cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant in travelers from South Africa, the country’s infectious disease authority said in a statement on Sunday.

“This was to be expected, and our strategy is therefore to continue intensive monitoring of the infection in the country,” Henrik Ullum, director of the State Serum Institute, said.

The two persons, traveling to Denmark by plane, have been put in isolation and authorities are tracing any close contacts.

(Reporting by Nikolaj Skydsgaard Editing by Frances Kerry)

An almost empty Copenhagen Airport, in Copenhagen, Denmark. EPA-EFE/Liselotte Sabroe

Photo – A person walking near the Vesterport train station in Copenhagen. EC Audiovisual Service.

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