Both infected people are quarantined. Persons in contact with them are also instructed to be in solitary confinement.
Scientists in the Republic of South Africa said on Thursday that they had found a new variant of Covid-19 with a large number of mutations due to a rapid increase in infections.
In South Africa, the worst affected country in Covid-19, the number of new infections registered in a single day has increased tenfold since the beginning of the month, from 106 to around 1,200.
In response, many countries, including the European Union (EU), have suspended flights from southern Africa. The Government of Latvia has imposed travel restrictions on eight African countries.
Scientists believe the new variant may be more contagious than the Covid-19 delta or Indian variant, as well as more resistant to current Covid-19 vaccines. The 15th letter of the Greek alphabet, omicron, is used to denote the new type of virus.
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