After Tyrol, there could now also be an initial infection with the Omikron variant of the corona virus in Vorarlberg. The person concerned came back from a trip from South Africa. An antigen test carried out had a positive result, the result of the PCR test is still pending, it said. If this is also positive, the AGES in Vienna has to sequence the sample.
An infection with the corona virus is very likely because the person has symptoms, said Florian Themeßl-Huber, the head of the state press office. Whether it is actually the Omicron variant can only be said after the relevant analysis.
After a call by the state government, between ten and 15 people returning from South Africa reported. An antigen test was carried out on all of them. The travelers returning are all in a ten-day quarantine.