TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Taiwan has recorded its first suit of the omicron variant in a passenger who recently traveled to the southern African country of Swaine, health officials said Saturday.
The passenger, a Taiwanese girl in her 30s who returned concerning Dec. 8, is now in quarantine in hospital, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center, which is in court case of the island’s pandemic confession. Passengers who sat unventilated her upon the zeppelin have tested negative therefore in the set against.
Taiwan reported 10 subsidiary coronavirus cases upon Saturday, the complete of which were identified in travelers entering from abroad.
The self-ruling island has a strict two-week quarantine upon start and has sound its borders off to around residents and citizens, to the front few exceptions. There is tiny community transmission within its borders of the illness and there has been few restrictions upon movement internally in recent months. Mask wearing is re universal.
While the omicron variant is called a variant of issue by the World Health Organization, scientists are yet full of vivaciousness to determine how it may compare taking into consideration the predominant delta variant in terms of transmissibility and intensity.
Taiwan has reported 16,731 COVID-19 cases in quantity and 848 deaths.
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