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First suspected omicron case in Austria - what we know

First suspected omicron case in Austria – what we know

Hotline ages for returnees to travel

Travelers who have returned from countries in South Africa in the past few days should take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. AGES has set up its own hotline at 01/26 75 032 for questions.

According to the Department of Health, 400 people have already reported since Friday. On the hotline, those affected receive information about where to go for an official PCR test so they can be tested for the new variant of the coronavirus B.1.1.529, called Omikron.

The call to call the hotline is for unvaccinated and vaccinated people, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. Daily job From 9 am to 6 pm. Busy. Due to the large number of callers, there may be waiting times sometimes.

Alternatively, contact details and information for travel activities can also be used for mail It can be sent to [email protected]. AGES staff will contact you with information about the official PCR test.

A call from Mückstein

Minister of Health Wolfgang Macstein On Sunday, he emphasized how important it is to “be vigilant now and adhere to protective measures” in light of the new alternative. And: “I therefore repeat my appeal to those returnees from South Africa who came to Austria on Saturday, midnight before the new entry rules came into effect: please contact AGES and follow the instructions for the official PCR test. Please also enter into a voluntary five-day home quarantine. at least “.

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