Mexico verified the first incidence of the omicron coronavirus on Friday, as stated by Hugo López-Gatell, the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, through Twitter, and explained that the patient is a 51-year-old woman who traveled to South Africa.
A 51-year-old South African woman was the first positive case of the omicron variety in Mexico; she had a slight sickness and was voluntarily admitted to a private hospital in Mexico City to avoid spreading. His prognosis for recovery is promising.
El primer caso positivo de la variante ómicron en México es una persona de 51 años proveniente de Sudáfrica; tiene enfermedad leve y voluntariamente se internó en un hospital privado en la Ciudad de México para evitar contagiar. Su pronóstico de recuperación es favorable. 1/3— Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez (@HLGatell) December 3, 2021
López-Gatell also stated that a virological surveillance protocol has been in place since November 26 that identifies early cases of covid-19 in people arriving from any country, and that, in light of the widespread panic caused by this variant, "closing borders and blocking people or goods are not useful measures to contain the variants."
Finally, he emphasized that vaccination is still necessary to reduce the risk of hospitalization and death from this virus and urged people to remain calm ahead of the variant's arrival and to continue using health precautions to avoid infection, such as keeping a safe distance, wearing face masks, labeling sneezes, and washing hands frequently," the undersecretary concluded.
Video: In Tijuana, a line to vaccinate youngsters surrounds Parque Morelos.