Among the passengers there was also a group of managers, technicians and players of Torres Calcio, a team that plays in the national Serie D and that had to postpone two league matches.
Omicron was found in Veneto, a man who returned from South Africa
The first case of the Omicron variant in Veneto concerns a forty-year-old man, residing in the Vicenza area, who returned from a business trip to South Africa. It is paucisymptomatic, therefore not serious, and is in quarantine at home. Now the response is awaited for his family. The wife and one of the two children also tested positive for the molecular swab.
But to find out if they too are carriers of Omicron it will be necessary to wait for the end of the sequencing by the Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of the Venezie, one of the most important centers in Italy for the monitoring of viruses and their variants. Since the Coronavirus emergency broke out in the laboratories of Legnaro (Padua) we are working at full speed. The first case of the Delta variant in Veneto was discovered by a researcher from the Institute.
First case of Omicron variant in South Tyrol
The first person who tested positive in South Tyrol for the Omicron variant was a woman who returned from South Africa at the end of November. The patient, who is vaccinated, is in isolation and has reported mild symptoms. The only close contact, however asymptomatic, is in quarantine.
Seven positives to the Omicron variant in Caserta
Finally, the Campania cluster comes from the “index patient” who returned to Italy after a business trip to Mozambique, which infected his entire family: his two children, his wife, mother, mother-in-law and caregiver.