Many passengers at the two flights that arrived from South Africa to the Netherlands final evening didn’t put on face coverings, New York Occasions reporter Stephanie Nolen says.
Nolen, who used to be on one airplane, mentioned many passengers didn’t practice the well being tips regardless of a masks mandate through Dutch airline KLM, which operated each flights.
We now now that dozens of the ones passengers examined certain for Covid, even though government have not begun to substantiate the presence of the Omicron variant.
Passengers have been caught at the airport tarmac for approximately 4 hours earlier than being despatched to be swabbed, tweeted Nolen, who later mentioned she examined damaging.
“… nonetheless more than likely 30% of ppl are dressed in no masks or handiest over mouth. Dutch government now not imposing. We’re simply all on this unventilated room at hour 12, respiring on every different,” she added.
“In any case that point with maskless yellers in an unventilated area – we will see what the following days deliver.”
As Europe braces for a imaginable outbreak of the brand new Omicron coronavirus variant, here’s a fast visible refresh of the place the continent stands in its battle towards the coronavirus.
This up to date map signifies occurrence charges throughout Europe.