Two travellers who flew from Singapore to Sydney test positive for new Omicron COVID-19 variant

SINGAPORE: Two travellers who flew from Singapore to Sydney on Sunday (Nov 28) have been confirmed to have been contaminated with the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, mentioned New South Wales well being ministry (NSW Health) on Monday.

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“Both passengers arrived in Sydney from southern Africa on Singapore Airlines flight SQ211,” mentioned NSW Health in a media launch.

They have been each totally vaccinated and isolating in particular well being lodging, it added.

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“Everyone on the flight is considered a close contact and will need to get tested immediately for COVID-19 and isolate for 14 days, regardless of their vaccination status,” mentioned the well being authority.

It mentioned that it might contact all passengers and flight crew to allow them to know concerning the isolation necessities.

Australia opened its borders to vaccinated Singaporeans on Nov 21, after Singapore prolonged its vaccinated journey lane scheme to Australia earlier this month.

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On Saturday, New South Wales authorities mentioned that from Sunday, all abroad arrivals should self-isolate for not less than three days.

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