One confirmed case and two probable cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant have been detected in the Halton region, local officials said.
All three cases are linked, with one of the likely cases involving a person who recently traveled to Nigeria, a news release from the Halton region said on Thursday.
The statement said that people are now isolated in their homes.
Durham region detects its first confirmed case of Omicron variant
All close contacts have been told to isolate themselves and get tested, regardless of their vaccination status “as a precaution,” the statement said.
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“We continue to monitor the situation closely and urge all residents to be vigilant given the entry of the Omicron variant into our community,” said Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton’s medical health officer.
Durham region health officials also announced Thursday that they had confirmed a case of the Omicron variant.
COVID-19: Durham region detects its first case of Omicron variant
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