First case detected.

First case detected.


Spain has detected its first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in a traveller coming from South Africa, El Pais newspaper reported this evening.

The case of the new variant was sequenced by Madrid’s Gregorio Maranon hospital, according to a tweet by its microbiology unit, adding that the patient was in fair condition.

Spain’s Health Ministry was not immediately for comment.


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Rich / Hace about 1 month

Whatever the outcome you can bet we'll still be told to get vaccinated, it makes economic sense. We've bought the Kool Aid, it's too late now.


Nigel / Hace about 1 month

OH Dan, who knows anything about this new variant, Delta was the all compromising and death to all, and yet we are all still here. Please think rationally where others are losing their cool.


Dan / Hace about 1 month

You're literally posting on social media now, what do you think a comment section is?

You should go back and check your previous comments, particularly the ones where you show your lack of knowledge about this variant.

The only thing I'd blame for problems are ignorant people like you who seem to think the world should revolve around them. And when presented with actual facts, change the subject rather than admit they were wrong.


James / Hace about 1 month

@Dan, you do like to assume alot. I'm not an old man, and I think of stated before I don't do social media. It's for left wing Guardian reading idiots. I would like to assume that alot of people agree with me judging my the positives I have next to my comments. Do you live in your mother's basement? Playing video games, judging and blaming the world for your problems.


Dan / Hace about 1 month

@James, again purposely ignoring the evidence.

Said South African official stated the effects were mild in younger people who were infected, but it's effect on the elderly or vulnerable is unknown. Hence buying time to analyse it further with increased restrictions.

It's genuinely laughable that you think any government would enjoy installing restrictions that reduce their popularity and damage the economy, the very two things at the forefront of all governments. Scientists who understand more about the virus than some old bloke who browses Facebook seem to be concerned about this mutation - I think we should listen to them.


James / Hace about 1 month

@Jerry Im not sure world governments want away out. I think they love the control, and there's alot of people who like being controlled and are happy to give away there freedom.


Jerry / Hace about 1 month

Yes to James. In fact, this could be a very big blessing in disguise that this kills off the Delta. This one is reportedly no deaths associated with it and is accompanies with a headache, nausea/vomiting and dizziness. So - let's avoid the fear and get clear on this as potentially being a great way out


James / Hace about 1 month

Oh my god start with the fear before facts, that's exactly why the world is in this mess, because of neurotic behaviour. Why don't we listen to the scientists in South Africa who found it. Who have said its more contagious but with very mild symptoms


Dorottya / Hace about 1 month

Really? We knew it before, just follow the global vaccine site, And you know everything before 🤣People! Forgotten to read?