Australia detects first Omicron variant infections

Summary
Australian officials confirmed Sunday that two overseas travelers arriving in Sydney are the first to test positive in the country for the omicron variant of the coronavirus, as nations around the world tightened controls against the worrying new strain.
6 months ago·Canberra, Australia

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Times of India

Travel curbs aimed at Covid variant Omicron tighten across the world

Rest of World News: HONG KONG: Australian officials were racing Sunday to conduct further tests on passengers arriving from southern Africa who tested positive for Covid-.

6 months ago·Mumbai, India
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Reuters

New coronavirus variant Omicron keeps spreading, Australia detects cases

- The new Omicron coronavirus variant kept spreading around the world on Sunday, with two cases detected in Australia, even as more countries tried to seal themselves off by imposing travel restrictions. Health officials in Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, said https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/australian-state-edge-about-omicron-virus-variant-arrival-2021-11-

6 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Covid update: Australia confirms first Omicron cases

Two international arrivals to New South Wales have tested positive for the new variant, health authorities have confirmed

6 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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News18 India

Australia Confirms First Covid Omicron Infection in Two Passengers, Panic Grips Sydney

The eastern state of New South Wales' health authority said it had conducted urgent genomic testing and confirmed the new strain was present in two passengers.

6 months ago·India
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The Hindu

Australia detects first COVID-19 Omicron infections

Both passengers came from southern Africa and arrived in Australia on a Qatar Airways flight via Doha.

6 months ago·India
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NDTV

Australia Detects Two Cases Of New Covid Variant 'Omicron'

Health officials in Australia said Sunday they had detected the Covid Omicron strain for the first time after testing two passengers from southern Africa who flew into Sydney.

6 months ago·New Delhi, India
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