Alarm in the Netherlands: 61 coronavirus-positive South African passengers – Omicron being tested

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Alarm in the Netherlands: 61 coronavirus-positive South African passengers – Omicron being tested

The Dutch health authorities announced that 61 people who arrived in Amsterdam on two flights from South Africa tested positive for covid-19 and further tests are being carried out to determine if they have been infected with the Omicron strain.

About 600 passengers arrived at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on two KLM flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg on Friday and had to wait for hours to be diagnosed with coronavirus due to worldwide concern. stem.

The Dutch Ministry of Health announced early today that 61 tests were positive.

“Travelers with a positive test will be isolated in hotels in or near Siphol,” health officials said.

“We are examining the positive tests as soon as possible to determine if this is the new concern strain, now called Omicron,” they added.

As of yesterday, Friday, the Dutch government has banned all travel from South African countries. The Dutch Minister of Health Hugo de Jong clarified that those travelers who are already on their way to the country should undergo diagnostic tests and remain in quarantine upon arrival.

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