Dutch wellness authorities said that 61 radical who arrived successful Amsterdam connected 2 flights from South Africa connected Friday tested affirmative for Covid-19, Reuters reports.
Authorities are conducting further investigating to spot if immoderate of the infections are with the precocious discovered Omicron coronavirus variant.
Around 600 passengers arrived astatine Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport connected the 2 KLM flights connected Friday and past faced hours of delays and investigating owed to concerns implicit the caller microorganism variant.
The Dutch wellness ministry said aboriginal Saturday 61 tests had travel backmost positive.
“Travellers with a affirmative trial effect volition beryllium placed successful isolation astatine a edifice astatine oregon adjacent Schiphol,” wellness authorities said successful a statement. “Of the affirmative trial results, we are researching arsenic rapidly arsenic imaginable whether they are the caller variant of concern, present named ‘Omicron’.”
The Dutch authorities banned each aerial question from confederate Africa aboriginal connected Friday. Health Minister Hugo de Jonge determined that passengers already en way to the Netherlands would person to acquisition investigating and quarantine upon arrival.