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Health officials in Paraguay confirm 3 teens tested positive for Omicron after returning from Cancun

Cancun, Q.R. — On Monday, health officials in Paraguay confirmed three youths that arrived from Cancun tested positive for Omicron. Paraguayan health authorities confirmed the detection of three cases of the Covid-19 Omicron variant in young people who returned from a trip to Cancun.

In a press release, the general director of Health Surveillance, Sandra Irala, reported three teens, who were already vaccinated, underwent sequencing samples at the Central Public Health Laboratory upon their return.

“They are young people with an average age of 18 years and all three have been vaccinated,” said Dr. Irala.

For this reason, she expressed the importance of finding out where nationals will go when they travel abroad. She added that it is important to evaluate the epidemiological situation, and that if there is a high circulation of the Omicron variant, to avoid contagion.

“There is a recommendation to avoid traveling to countries where there is high circulation,” she said.

“The Ministry of Public Health confirmed that, of the total of sequencing samples carried out by the Central Laboratory, three cases were positive for this variant. However, epidemiological monitoring of all cases is being carried out, as well as their respective contacts, who are currently in quarantine,” she added in her statement.

The Paraguayan Ministry of Public Health also reported that in coming days, the implementation of new measures to strengthen the protocol for entering the nation will be analyzed.