Palestine Confirms Two More Omicron Variant, In Total Six Cases

Palestine health officials said Tuesday that with two more Omicron variants of COVID-19, after detecting four earlier. 

Kamal Shakhra, a spokesman for the Health Ministry said the two new cases were discovered for arrivals from abroad in the cities of Jericho and Bethlehem.

The first four cases of the omicron variant were discovered on Thursday in Bethlehem, Hebron and Tubas cities from arrivals from abroad but there are no details on where they came from. 

Shakhra added that all cases have shown light symptoms.

Shakhra said that the cabinet ministers presided by the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh, announced that all Palestinian entering or leaving the country will now be required to show proof of vaccination.

Shakhra said those people who got the second vaccine six months ago or longer need to get the booster shot.

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