Suspicion of Omicron at a Welsh rugby team that participated in a tournament in Susd Africa

Rugby teams Cardiff and Munster are unable to return from South Africa after several cases of coronavirus infection were discovered among athletes, one suspected of being even with the new Omicron variant, the BBC reports.

The Romanian rugby champion, CSM Baia Mare, which, however, reached a different tournament than Cardiff and Munster, has been blocked for several days in South Africa as a result of the stopping of flights to Europe after the confirmation of the new option. A TAROM aircraft operating a special flight left on Sunday night to repatriate them.

Two positive cases were detected among the Welsh team Cardiff, one suspected of being with the new Omicron variant. For their part, the Irish at Munster will have to remain in isolation in South Africa after a positive case arises.

“Munster Rugby will remain in Cape Town awaiting the following indications from the health authorities after a positive case in our latest tests,” the Irish team explained.

Four European teams, Cardiff, Scarlets (both from Wales), Munster (Ireland) and Zebre (Italy) were in South Africa to play matches in the sixth round of the United Rugby Championship competition.

39 athletes and staff members of the CSM Baia Mare team, the Romanian rugby champion, are stranded in South Africa after participating in the Toyota Challenge Cup. They are expected to return to Romania on Tuesday after Romanian authorities intervened to repatriate them.