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Coronavirus updates on Sunday 28 November

The new Omicron covid variant
was also identified yesterday in Italy: patient zero was vaccinated, returned from a business trip to Mozambique who moved to three regions.
Cases have also been identified in Australia, Germany, the Czech Republic, Belgium and Great Britain (where). Restrictions are increasing in many countries: in Great Britain Boris Johnson has announced the return of masks on means of transport, in the Netherlands there is a partial lockdown while Israel closes all borders for two weeks.
In Italy l’

latest bulletin
, relating to Saturday 27 November, of 12,877 new cases and 90 deaths. The increase in cases in our country has determined some critical areas due to the increase in hospitalizations and from Monday Friuli Venezia Giulia will be the yellow zone

Lamorgese: With Omicron it is even more important to take the third dose and respect precautions

The Minister of the Interior Luciana Lamorgese on Radio24 talks about the Omicron variant now it is necessary to understand in a short time whether it will lead to greater contagiousness and invites citizens, especially at this stage, to be collaborative and respectful of the rules: at the moment it seems that vaccines maintain the force that until now has saved us, so it is even more important that the third dose be taken as soon as possible and even more important that citizens keep precautions, such as the use of the mask and the spacing. In short, never before must we be collaborative.

9.33 am – Switzerland to vote on the Green pass

The Swiss are voting on the Green pass today. The Swiss electorate in fact called to the polls to rule on a series of changes to the Covid law, including the legal basis of the health pass. As in other countries, measures to combat the pandemic have been challenged in the Swiss squares, but not only: three committees have collected the number of signatures sufficient to submit them to referendum and the Swiss are today the first to express themselves in the polls on the certificate Covid, highlights the Swissinfo site.

9 am – Holland, partial lockdown for three weeks

Stricter restrictions have also entered into force in the Netherlands due to the increase in infections and the concern related to the Omicron variant. As reported by BBC International, for at least three weeks bars, museums, cinemas, non-essential shops and gyms must close by 5pm. Only four people can be accommodated at a time and smart working is strongly recommended. Meanwhile, of the 61 passengers arriving in Amsterdam from South Africa, found positive for covid and in isolation at a hotel near Schipol airport, a high percentage of them are known to be positive for the Omicron variant.

8.16 – Australia confirms two cases of Omicron variant

Australian health officials today confirmed that two of the arrivals from southern Africa over the weekend are positive for the coronavirus variant Omicron. The New South Wales Department of Health said both passengers had arrived in Sydney on Saturday evening.

8 am – Israel: borders closed for weeks from tonight
From tonight Israel’s borders will be closed to all foreigners arriving on international flights for the next two weeks. Government decision to combat the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 taken, reports the Times of Israel, by the committee for the fight against coronavirus. The other measures decided are an isolation of at least three days for Israeli citizens arriving from abroad. Those from countries in the red zone will have to quarantine in hotels indicated by the authorities until they have a negative anti-Covid test result. The Shin Bet internal security service will be employed to locate infected people.

November 28, 2021 (change November 28, 2021 | 10:43)

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