At least 76 Mexicans stranded in Africa by Ómicron

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MEXICO, (December 04, 2021).- After the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 was announced this week, which could have already reached Mexican territory, several dozen Mexicans were stranded in African countries due to new travel restrictions imposed by the appearance of this new mutation.

In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE) announced that dozens of compatriots who are currently in African countries are waiting to be able to leave for European territory to later return to Mexico.

The Foreign Ministry explained that until this Friday, December 3, there is a record of at least 40 Mexican men and women stranded in Morocco, while in South Africa there are another 35 compatriots waiting to be able to leave for national territory.

The case of the Mexican marathoner Daniel Almanza stands out, who was stranded in Mozambique, a country to which he traveled to continue his training as a high-performance athlete, however, before the discovery of the new variant, it was no longer possible for him to leave that nation. .

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As reported by the SRE, there is the possibility that Mexican compatriots will leave African territory this weekend on flights to European countries such as Germany, France or Spain.


Source: Yucatan al momento