Dutch well being authorities mentioned Saturday that 61 passengers aboard two KLM flights from South Africa examined optimistic for Covid-19 and the outcomes had been being examined for the brand new Omicron variant
Schiphol, Netherlands, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – twenty seventh Nov, 2021 ) :Dutch well being authorities mentioned Saturday that 61 passengers aboard two KLM flights from South Africa examined optimistic for Covid-19 and the outcomes had been being examined for the brand new Omicron variant.
The optimistic instances — a couple of tenth of the 600 folks on the 2 planes — had been now being quarantined in a resort close to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, considered one of Europe’s greatest worldwide air journey hubs.
Passengers mentioned they’d endured depressing hours on the arrivals corridor to get examined, with witnesses saying many individuals didn’t put on face masks or maintain to social distancing.
“We now know that 61 of the results were positive and 531 negative,” the Dutch Health Authority (GGD) mentioned in a press release.
“The positive test results will be examined as soon as possible to determine whether this concerns the new worrisome variant, which has since been given the name Omicron variant.” All passengers who examined optimistic should keep in resort quarantine for seven days in the event that they present signs and for 5 days if they don’t, the GGD mentioned.
Passengers who examined unfavourable, however are remaining within the Netherlands, are anticipated to isolate at residence. Those who don’t stay within the Netherlands can “continue their journey”, it mentioned.
Passenger Paula Zimmerman who documented her night time through movies posted on Twitter, mentioned she lastly acquired a unfavourable end result after hours of ready however should now spend 5 days in residence quarantine.
People on the aircraft had been “taken from the tarmac to an isolated room where we waited for four hours before being tested,” Zimmerman advised AFP.
“Everyone on the plane was in there” with little respect for social distancing guidelines, she mentioned.
Her ultimate video, posted round 0250 GMT on Saturday confirmed a row of extra passengers ready to be examined whereas others had been sleeping on benches and on the ground.
“Organisation was terrible unfortunately. Lessons to be learned for future,” she tweeted.