Placards at the entrance of a campus of the International School of Geneva, Switzerland, closed after two cases of the Omicron variant were found on one of the three sites. About 2,000 people, including 1,600 pupils, are in quarantine. 
Photo: AFP
Placards at the entrance of a campus of the International School of Geneva, Switzerland, closed after two cases of the Omicron variant were found on one of the three sites. About 2,000 people, including 1,600 pupils, are in quarantine. Photo: AFP

Switzerland: 2,000 people, mostly children, quarantined after two Covid-19 Omicron cases at international school

  • ‘It is essential to curb the introduction of the variant into our country’ say health authorities; ‘if identified, it is also essential to reduce transmission as much as possible’
  • Meanwhile WHO’s Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan says ‘we need to be prepared and cautious, not panic because we’re in a different situation to a year ago’

Topic |   Coronavirus Africa
Placards at the entrance of a campus of the International School of Geneva, Switzerland, closed after two cases of the Omicron variant were found on one of the three sites. About 2,000 people, including 1,600 pupils, are in quarantine. 
Photo: AFP
Placards at the entrance of a campus of the International School of Geneva, Switzerland, closed after two cases of the Omicron variant were found on one of the three sites. About 2,000 people, including 1,600 pupils, are in quarantine. Photo: AFP
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