Israel It is the headquarters of the beauty pageant Miss Universe 2021 where the mexican Andrea Meza will deliver the crown after a short reign, however, it was reported this Monday, November 29 that the contestant from France, Clémence Botino, gave positive to Covid-19.
Authorities reported that the participant from France tested positive after arriving in Israel, so she was taken to a hotel where she will perform the quarantine for 10 days and then undergo a second Covid-19 test, as reported in a statement on their social networks.
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Although the contestants and the audience considered that the beauty contest was at risk, it was reported that they will continue and will be held on December 12 despite the fact that borders in Israel will remain closed for two weeks from this Monday in order to stop the spread of the new omicron variant emerged in southern Africa.
In Israel, the first case of the new omicron variant was detected in a traveler returning from Malawi, reports the AP agency; in addition, there are at least seven other suspected cases infected with the same variant.
Countries with omicron cases
The World Health Organization (WHO) warned about the risk of contagion from the new Covid-19 variant and noted that it is a “very high risk” for the world.
The first case of the B.1.1.529 variant, the WHO points out, was notified on November 24 and is characterized by having a large number of mutations, many of them worrying.
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In addition to Israel, other countries such as Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Botswana, Australia, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, have detected cases of the new omicron variant.
Countries have already taken measures to prevent the spread of this new variant that is considered more contagious, such is the case of the United Kingdom where they temporarily vetoed flights from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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