Canada announces the registration of the first two cases of the “Omicron” mutant in the province of Ontario

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Monday 29 November 2021


The Canadian health authorities announced that two people from Ottawa, Ontario, who had recently traveled to Nigeria, were confirmed to have been infected with the new “Omicron” mutator of the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19), which is worrying and rapidly spreading, becoming the first two cases recorded in Canada.

Ontario Minister of Health Christine Elliott and Medical Director of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, confirmed – in a statement – that the two people had the “Omicron” mutation.

According to the World Health Organization, this new mutated strain was reported in South Africa on November 24, with the first confirmed case appearing from a sample collected on November 9.

Several countries – including Canada – have announced travel restrictions for South Africa.

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