Sydney, [Australia], November 28 (ANI): Australian health officials confirmed two cases of the new “Omicron” coronavirus strain for the first time in the country on Sunday.
According to Kyodo News, New South Wales has reported two cases of the new “Omicron” variant.
According to Kyodo News, the state government said it had confirmed that two travelers arriving in Sydney from Southern Africa on Saturday were infected with the variant.
According to the state government, both travelers were vaccinated and had no symptoms.
Early on Saturday, the UK also reported the first two cases of the Omicron variant.
The new Omicron variant, first detected in South Africa, is considered more dangerous than the Delta variant, creating tensions around the world.
Declared as a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday. WHO has identified the new South African strain as one of the concerns because it has been reported to have a large number of mutations–32-it probably makes it more contagious and dangerous. WHO calls it Omicron, the 15th letter of the Greek letter.
Following reports of new variants, the United States, European Union, Canada, Israel, Australia, and other countries have restricted travel from several South African countries due to health concerns. (ANI)
Australia confirms two cases of “Omicron” coronavirus mutants
SourceAustralia confirms two cases of “Omicron” coronavirus mutants