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Netherlands says new strain ‘probably’ among COVID-infected travelers from South Africa

Dutch health authorities say that the new Omicron variant is “probably” present among 61 passengers who arrived on two flights from South Africa and tested positive for COVID-19.

“The Omicron variant was probably found in a number of people who have been tested,” the National Institute for Public Health says in a statement, adding that further analysis would be carried out to definitively determine whether the new variant is involved.

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