Israel detects the first case of infection with a new strain of COVID-19 – RBK

A passenger returning to Israel from South Africa was diagnosed with a new strain of coronavirus B.1.1.529, which is also called South African. About it writes Haaretz newspaper, citing data from the Israeli Ministry of Health.

“A passenger returning from Malawi was identified [новый] strain of the virus. In addition, the ministry suspects that two more passengers may have been infected with the new strain, ”the statement said.

The suspected infected have been quarantined and are awaiting test results. The Ministry of Health is also checking if they have been vaccinated.

Due to the emergence of a new strain on November 26, Israel limited flights with South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini and Mozambique. Israelis were banned from traveling to these countries, and those who come from them will not be allowed into Israel.

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