January 28, 2022

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Corona Virus: Health experts contacted about 70 people after returning from abroad on Sunday evening

Yesterday’s call from the Office of Public Health (ÚVZ) is about the omicron variant. ÚVZ asks people to take the challenge seriously and not ignore it.

About 70 people had reported to the Public Health Office (ÚVZ) in the Slovak Republic by 6pm on Sunday. They responded to a call regarding a visit abroad and a new variant of the omicron corona virus. TASR was informed of this by ÚVZ spokeswoman Daša Račková.

“We continue to encourage people who have visited South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Israel, Hong Kong and Seychelles in the last 14 days to immediately send a report to [email protected],” she said. The name, surname, phone number, and area in which the person currently resides must be provided, and responders will be contacted by the relevant regional public health authority and will determine the next steps.

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ÚVZ asks people to take the challenge seriously and not ignore it. “People who have visited the above-mentioned countries in the last 14 days and their joint family members are advised to reduce contacts, regardless of their vaccination status,” she said. Capacity expansion.

The World Health Organization (WHO) called the newly discovered omicron variant, also known as B.1.1.529, as “a concern” on Friday (November 26). It is probably more contagious than the delta that is currently spreading globally. alternative.

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