Anvisa confirms two patients in Sao Paulo with new Omicron variant for Covid-19

Two Brazilians who landed at Guarulhos airport in Sao Paulo have tested positive for the micronized variant of the coronavirus, which has been identified in South Africa. The information was confirmed by Anvisa and sources from the Ministry of Health consulted by R7.

The result of the test, conducted by Albert Einstein’s laboratory, is still preliminary. The passengers themselves, husband and wife, sought the laboratory at the airport to take the test required for their return to South Africa.

According to Anvisa, the passenger entered Brazil on the 23rd, that is, before the global notification of the new variant, which was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on the 24th. Interministerial Order CC-PR/MS/MJSP/MINFRA 660 issued on November 27, 2021, which temporarily bans flights to Brazil from or through South Africa. Temporary nature, permission for foreign travelers to travel to Brazil, whether traveling or traveling, in the last 14 days prior to departure, through the African country.

The situation in Brasilia

The Federal District Health Department reported Tuesday, 30, that it is also monitoring a suspected case of the micronized variant of the coronavirus. The patient came from South Africa and was confirmed to have Covid-19.

The Central Laboratory of Public Health in DF performs the genetic sequencing of the patient’s sample. The goal is to check whether the state of the variable is or not. The result should appear within 4 days. There is still no confirmed case of the new strain in Brazil.

According to the secretariat, the man disembarked in Guarulhos on November 27 and later left for Brasilia. The flight is the same for another patient with a confirmed case of Covid-19, who was identified in São Paulo.

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The patient is between 40 and 49 years old and has received 3 doses of the vaccine. The case is still asymptomatic and the traveler has been isolated in his home since his arrival in the capital.

In addition to the SP and DF, the states of Parana and Minas Gerais are also investigating suspected cases of the variant.

New Year’s Eve parties canceled in DF

The Governor of the Federal District, Ibanés Rocha, announced the abolition of parties in early 2021 to 2022, in Ministries Square and in five other administrative regions, due to the risks presented by Ômicron.


“In light of the recent news about the development of a new alternative to the Covid-19 virus, I have decided to cancel the parties scheduled for New Year’s Eve this year. We have come a long way in combating the disease and we cannot risk a setback in this fight,” Ibanes wrote on Twitter.

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