The couple from São Paulo who tested positive for the Ômicron variant of the coronavirus, this Tuesday (30), was vaccinated against Covid-19. Both received, while still in South Africa, the Janssen single-dose vaccine. The two have no symptoms of the disease, and remain isolated at home.
The information was confirmed by Edson Aparecido, São Paulo’s health secretary to a reporter from CNN, Danúbia Braga, and reiterated by the Municipal Health Department (SMS) of São Paulo to CNN.
The City of São Paulo is monitoring the people they had contact with. Authorities say the couple’s relatives have been tested, and are all immunized against the coronavirus.
The State Department of Health of São Paulo informed this Tuesday (30), that the first two imported cases of the Ômicron variant of the new coronavirus in Brazil were confirmed. The confirmation was made using the genetic sequencing technique by the laboratory of the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, in São Paulo.
The two cases are from a 41-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman who came from South Africa. Both tested positive in molecular diagnostic tests (RT PCR).
According to the Municipal Health Department of São Paulo (SMS), the couple lives in South Africa and is visiting Brazil. Both arrived in Brazil on the 23rd, through Guarulhos International Airport, and tested positive for Covid-19.
The test material was collected at the Albert Einstein Hospital laboratory located at Guarulhos International Airport. The initial examination was carried out on November 25, when they both had mild symptoms.
According to the São Paulo State Department of Health, the quality of the tests was assessed and certified by Instituto Adolfo Lutz, a regional reference in Covid-19.
The couple was instructed to remain in isolation at home after the positive diagnosis for Covid-19, and remain under monitoring by state and municipal surveillance in São Paulo, as well as family members.
* With information from Lucas Rocha and Stéphanie Nascimento
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Reference: CNN Brasil