27th Jan 2022


Report: First Omicron case found in the US

The first known case in the US caused by the Omicron variant is a fully vaccinated person who had previously travelled to South Africa, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Omicron has been reported in at least two dozen countries, including several EU member states, Canada, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Israel. The US government has asked fully vaccinated people to get a booster to increase protection against infection.

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