São Paulo confirms third case of a micron variant of Covid-19; A traveler from Ethiopia

According to the state health department, the patient, who was vaccinated with two doses of Pfizer, is doing well and is being monitored at home in Guarulhos.

ROBERTO CASIMIRO / FOTOARENA / FOTOARENA / ESTADO CONTENTPassengers landed at Guarulhos Airport

Sao Paulo This Wednesday, 1, confirmed the third case of the variant Omicron in Brazil. According to the state health ministry, the case of a patient from Ethiopia who was to arrive in Guarulhos last Saturday, 27, has tested positive for the disease. The patient is 29 years old and has no symptoms COVID-19 When he arrived in the country. He was vaccinated with two doses of Pfizer’s immunizing agent and remained asymptomatic, having been isolated in Guarulhos. The third confirmation of the new strain occurs a day after the Adolfo Lutz Institute Confirmation of the first two cases in the countrys: one in a 41-year-old man and the other in a 37-year-old woman, coming from South Africa, who had tests before boarding the plane and arrived in Brazil on the 23rd. Both were vaccinated with Janssen’s immunizing agent and have mild symptoms of the disease.

The São Paulo Ministry stated that Ômicron is accompanied with other variables of concern to the World Health Organization (WHO) and said ports and airports are being monitored for “any and all unusual problems”. In a press release, Minister Jan Gornstein urged residents to continue to follow Covid-19 prevention measures by using a mask, washing their hands and vaccinating. Currently, the state applies the booster dose to those who have completed a vaccination schedule for at least five months and to those who took a single dose of Janssen two months ago. It is estimated that 3.9 million people have not yet taken the second dose of the immunizing agent, which is considered “essential” to protect against the virus. The arrival of the new strain will likely delay the state’s planning to allow the removal of masks in open spaces from the 11th. On Tuesday, Governor João Doria (PSDB) asked the government’s scientific committee to provide a new opinion on the matter..

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