First confirmation of Omicron in Iran… “Four-week lockdown review”

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State-run IRIB broadcasters reported that the first case of infection with Omicron, a new mutant of COVID-19, was confirmed in Iran.

Iran’s Ministry of Health said it had confirmed that a man who had traveled to a neighboring country was infected with Omicron, and said it was investigating two suspected cases.

Dr. Hamidreza Jamati, who is a member of the Corona 19 Pan-Government Countermeasures Committee, said, “If intensive quarantine measures are not taken, there is a concern about the explosive spread of Omicron infection in winter. said.

In the Middle East, cases of Omicron mutation infection were reported in Saudi Arabia at the beginning of this month, then the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar.

There are also concerns that Omicron may have already spread widely in Iran, where there are no strict restrictions on overseas travel.

(Photo = Yonhap News)

Reference-news.sbs.co.kr

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