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Omicron confirmed couple ‘I took a quarantine taxi’, so the number of contacts soared

Omicron's confirmed couple 'I took a quarantine taxi', so the number of contacts soared

picture explanationOmicron’s confirmed couple ‘I took a quarantine taxi’, so the number of contacts soared

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It was revealed that the pastor and his wife, who were the first confirmed cases of Omicron, a new variant of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in Korea, made false statements during an epidemiological investigation by the quarantine authorities.

According to Michuhol-gu and Yeonsu-gu, Incheon on the 2nd, a pastor and couple in their 40s, who were confirmed with Omicron mutation on the 25th of last month, said in an initial epidemiological investigation, “I took a quarantine taxi from the airport to my home.”

However, in fact, it is reported that couple A got into a car driven by a acquaintance of Uzbekistan in their 30s when they returned home from Nigeria the day before the diagnosis.

Because of this, even after the 25th of last month, when couple A was confirmed, person B was not classified as a close contact of them.

After that, when Mr. B heard the news that Mr. A and his wife had been confirmed, and the first test he received also came out negative, he lived a normal life without quarantine measures.

When he developed suspicious symptoms such as fever, he underwent a second test and was quarantined only on the 29th of last month.

It was confirmed that 50 people, including family, acquaintances, and business people, had contacted with Mr.

Among them, his wife, mother-in-law, and another acquaintance are classified as suspected cases of omicron mutation and are under investigation.

In addition, since Mr. B has not been vaccinated against COVID-19, concerns about transmission within the community are growing.

The quarantine authorities are reviewing the policy of accusing Mr and Mrs. A for violating the Act on the Prevention and Management of Infectious Diseases.

An official from the quarantine authorities explained, “Since Mr and Mrs A made false statements, Person B was not classified as a close contact of them.”

[그래픽]  Possibility of further spread of COVID-19 Omicron

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