The spread of ‘Omicron’, a new mutant virus of COVID-19, is not unusual. A middle school student in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, was confirmed with Omicron mutation after attending a service at a church in Incheon.
In the midst of this, suspicious patients have appeared in Seoul, raising concerns about the spread of the disease in the local community.
Ansan City announced today (6th) that one middle school student in the district who attended a church service in Michuhol-gu, Incheon was confirmed with Omicron mutation.
This student returned to school normally for three days from the 29th of last month to the 1st of last month, the day after the worship service. However, from the afternoon of the 1st, when suspicious symptoms such as fever appeared, I went to a screening clinic and received a diagnostic test.
The student was diagnosed with COVID-19 on the 2nd, one day after the test. Subsequent virus analysis confirmed that he was infected with the Omicron mutation.
The quarantine authorities in Ansan City switched all middle schools where students are attending to remote classes until the 15th, and all students in the same class were self-quarantined.
In addition, several suspected Omicron patients also appeared in nearby Seoul.
According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, three foreign students attending a university in Seoul have been classified as suspected cases of Omicron infection.
They are students of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul National University, and Kyunghee University, respectively, and it was revealed that they were all members of the Michuhol-gu Church. Three people were confirmed with COVID-19 on the 3rd.
Meanwhile, the number of confirmed infections of Omicron increased by 12 to 24.