COVID-19: First two cases of Omicron confirmed in the West

COVID-19: first two cases of Omicron confirmed in the West

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Two first cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 were confirmed in Western Canada on Tuesday. & nbsp;

Alberta and British Columbia have both detected a first patient infected with the new virus mutation.

On the Pacific side, the patient lives in the Fraser Valley and recently returned from a trip to Nigeria, one of the countries now on Ottawa's travel restrictions list. The infected person is in isolation and public health is following his relatives, it was said.

“We are sure that there is no large-scale transmission of this variant in Colombia. -British for now, ”sought to reassure the province's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Bonnie Henry, providing an update on this first case on Tuesday.

In Alberta, the patient infected with the Omicron variant also traveled to Nigeria, as well as to the Netherlands.

This patient, asymptomatic, has been in quarantine since his return to Canada a week ago, Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said.

“I don't want Albertans to worry. As I said yesterday (Monday), we were anticipating the arrival of this variant in the province, given what we have seen with the previous mutations, ”she explained at a press briefing.

Quebec announced on Monday the discovery of a first case of the Omicron variant on its territory, while Ontario has four for the moment.

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