The international school in Founex. Because 2 Omicron cases have surfaced, 2000 people are quarantined.
Two Omikron cases have occurred at the international school “La Châtaigneraie” in Founex VD. The cantons of Vaud and Geneva respond and quarantine 2,000 people. The health authorities of the two cantons reported that there were 1,600 children among them.
All affected persons must carry out a PCR test, according to a statement from the cantons. The parents and siblings of the affected students must also take a test. This is the first measure of this magnitude, announced the cantons.
This is Omicron: The new corona mutation(00:58)
Affected are related
There are precautionary measures because the threat posed by the Omikron variant is classified as high. It is therefore necessary to prevent the introduction of the variant, say the cantons.
The two cases would be closely related within the family to a positive person who has returned from a trip to South Africa.
“Avoid large clusters”
Laurent Paoliello, spokesman for the Department of Security, Population and Health of the Canton of Geneva, cannot say, when asked by Blick, whether the contact case returned from South Africa is one of the two Omikron cases that were discovered in Geneva and dated on Wednesday State Council announced.
However, he emphasizes the importance of reacting quickly and defends the decision of the canton doctors. “It’s a race against time,” he emphasizes. “It’s about avoiding the formation of large clusters. Every hour gained is important ». (from the)