Tampa, Florida 2021-11-29 05:07:44 –
Portuguese health officials say they have identified 13 cases of Omicron, a new coronavirus variant that is believed to be more contagious, among team members of professional football clubs.
The Ricardo Jorge National Institute of Health said on Monday that one of the positives was a player from the Lisbon-based Belenenses football club, who recently traveled to South Africa, where a variant of Omicron was first identified. Stated.
But others weren’t traveling to South Africa. This indicates that this may be one of the first cases of local transmission of the virus outside South Africa.
Anyone who came into contact with a positive case was ordered to be quarantined, regardless of vaccination status.
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