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In the spotlight, the first cases of the Omicron variant in Senegal

Dakar, Dec 6 (APS) – The appearance in Senegal of the first cases of the Omicron variant and other subjects are on the menu of the dailies received Monday at the Senegalese Press Agency (APS).

” Put the masks back on ”, advises L’As which displays on the front page ” Omicron makes its debut in Senegal ”. As expected, the Omicron variant is making its debut in Senegal. The Institut Pasteur and the Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training (IRESSEF) respectively discovered one and two cases tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, ” the journal wrote.

The Pasteur Institute announced this Sunday, as part of the genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2, the identification of its first two cases of infection with the #Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) in two outgoing travelers from Dakar.

This is ” a 28-year-old man, having stayed in Scat Urbam, collected on 23 Nov 2021 and leaving for a country in the sub-region, as well as a 29-year-old woman who was in a hotel in the place, tested positive on 01 Dec 2021 whose destination was Southern Africa, ” said Pasteur.

Previously, the Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training (IRESSEF) announced on Saturday the discovery in Senegal of a first case of the Omicron variant.

Senegal registers its first positive case with the Omicron variant. Iressef, thanks to its genomics laboratory, detected the first positive case for the Omicron variant this Friday, December 03, 2021 in an outgoing traveler, ” the institute reported.

Epidemiologically, the Ministry of Health and Social Action identified 11 new Covid-19 infections on Saturday, bringing the number of patients under treatment to 34, an increase compared to previous weeks.

“Omicron is already circulating in Senegal”, highlights the daily Vox Populi, adding that “three cases have been detected on people already in the country and who were preparing to travel”.

La Tribune speaks of ” bad news ” on the Covid-19 situation and displays on the front page: ” Omicron drops off its suitcases in Senegal ”. ” After a devastating third wave of coronavirus (…), the fear of a fourth wave threatens Senegal like many countries around the world (…) especially favored with the appearance of a brand new variant referred to as Omicron ”.

According to Investigation, “the Omicron variant puts down its balloons”. It finally happened. The Omicron variant discovered in South Africa was detected in Senegal by the Institut Pasteur and Iressef. The country has already recorded three cases, ” the newspaper reports.

For its part, the daily Source A emphasizes that after “their solo communications on the discovery of the Omicron variant”, the Institut Pasteur and the Iressef “are having their ears pulled”.

According to the publication, “ the Ministry of Health and Social Action did not like that the two Institutes, in the name of stiff competition, end up installing disorder in a country which has a general directorate department with a disease surveillance division. ”

In the newspaper Bës Bi Le Jour, the director of health, Doctor Mamadou Ndiaye ensures that one of the people declared positive ” was taken care of correctly. His state of health does not present any danger at present. We can even say that she is on the mend. ”

With the appearance of these three cases of the Omicron variant, “health (is) in a state of emergency”, according to L’Observateur which announces that the National Committee for the management of epidemics is meeting this morning to “reorient the retaliate ”.

The Sun looks back on the launch on Saturday of cleaning days. According to the newspaper, “Macky Sall demands firmness” concerning the clearance of the public road.

The head of state set the tone for the resumption of the + Bësup setal + on Saturday. The Minister of Urbanism Abdoulaye Seydou Sow was invited to use the resources of the UCG and the Defense and Security Forces to make Dakar breathable, ” the newspaper writes.

Sud Quotidien opens its columns to the magistrate Demba Kandji, Mediator of the Republic, who addresses his new functions at the Mediature and reviews the cases of Khalifa Sall, Hissène Habré, among others.

In Le Quotidien, the mayor of the City of Guédiawaye, in the Dakar suburbs, Aliou Sall, reviews his report and sets out his vision.


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