Omicron variant: a third confirmed case in Germany

German authorities confirmed on Sunday a third case of contamination with the Omicron variant of Covid-19, in a traveler who arrived from South Africa. “The result of the complete (genome) sequencing (…) confirmed the suspicion that a person who arrived in Germany on November 21 at Frankfurt airport from South Africa was infected with (the variant) Omicron, ”Hesse's regional social affairs ministry said in a statement. This person, who is fully vaccinated, “developed symptoms during the week and for this reason carried out a test” for the virus, he said, noting that this person was placed in isolation at his residence. On Saturday, regional authorities in Bavaria had confirmed two suspected cases of infection with the Omicron variant in travelers arriving from South Africa at Munich airport (south). Reported for the first time by South Africa on November 24, Omicron was considered “of concern” by the WHO, given that it would present an increased risk of contagion compared to other variants including the Delta, which is already highly contagious. . With MAP