Spain reported this Monday the first case of the omicron variant of covid-19, detected by the microbiology service of the Gregorio Marañón hospital in Madrid.
This service, on his Twitter account, indicates that he is a traveler from South Africa, who according to the Madrid regional government is 51 years old and returned on November 28 with mild symptoms.
The patient, who is in isolation while in quarantine, returned from South Africa last Sunday with a stopover in Amsterdam.
The General Directorate of Public Health of Spain maintains the epidemiological surveillance of the close contacts of the flight that landed in Madrid from the Dutch capital.
The positive was detected by screening with an antigen test at the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport.
Several countries announced today the closure of their borders as cases spread around the world with the omicron variant, first detected in South Africa.
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