Dutch authorities say dozens of passengers on South African flights have been infected with coronavirus

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Passengers on both flights from South Africa waited for hours on planes yesterday after arriving in Amsterdam yesterday before being tested for the coronavirus due to concerns of the new species. Photo: EPA-EFE / BIANCA DE MARCHI

The Dutch health authorities say that, based on the initial results of tests of about 600 passengers, who arrived at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, South Africa, yesterday with two flights, show that probably dozens of them were infected with coronavirus.

These passengers were immediately isolated from other passengers at the airport due to concerns about the newly discovered strain of the coronavirus called "omicron".

Passengers on both flights from South Africa waited in planes for hours shortly after arriving in Amsterdam yesterday and were then tested for coronavirus due to concerns about the new species.

The Dutch government banned all travel from South Africa yesterday, and Health Minister Hugo de Jong said that all passengers already on flights would have to undergo testing and quarantine upon arrival in the Netherlands.

Source: MIA

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