As a result of the epidemiological surveillance measures used in our country, on December 15, the Omicron variant was identified in a sequential study of four imported cases. These are four travelers from the African continent.
Two of them, Cuban collaborators from the Cuba-Hydraulic Company, had returned from South Africa and had been in isolation (isolation) since their arrival, and the Govt-19 cases were confirmed on the 11th and 13th of this month. The other two cases were foreign travelers from Kenya, Ethiopians and others who arrived in the country on December 13 and were tested at the border with RT-PCR in accordance with the protocol established in the country, and they were positive. December 14. Isolated from December and since.
In the work of controlling the attention of foreign travelers in the municipality of Centro Habana in the country’s capital, four direct contacts have been identified, all of which have been verified and found to be negative. The rest of the passengers on the flight who received confirmed cases were negative. Cases diagnosed with Omigran variant are in good health and asymptomatic. Epidemiological surveillance is maintained in communications, strengthening community and international health control measures.