61 travelers from South Africa test positive for COVID-19 in Netherlands
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There are fears two flight passengers could be infected with the new Omicron variant of concern, triggering new restrictions. Read more.
Dutch find 61 COVID cases among South Africa passengers, looking for new variant
The cases were discovered among around 600 passengers who arrived at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on two flights on Friday before the Dutch government halted air traffic from southern Africa due to concerns over the variant. The passengers from the flights were kept separated from other travellers and those that tested positive are being kept in isolation at a hotel near the airport.
Covid: Dozens test positive on SA-Netherlands flights
The results are being examined for cases of the new Omicron variant emerging in southern Africa.
61 travellers from South Africa in Netherlands positive for COVID-19 -authorities
Dutch health authorities said that 61 people who arrived in Amsterdam on two flights from South Africa on Friday tested positive for COVID-19, and they were conducting further testing early Saturday to see if any of the infections are with the recently discovered Omicron coronavirus variant.
61 Travellers from South Africa in Netherlands Positive for Covid-19 Amid Omicron Scare
Around 600 passengers arrived at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on the two KLM flights on Friday and then faced hours of delays and testing due to concerns over the new virus variant.