Canada confirms first COVID Omicron infections

Canada said Sunday it has detected its first cases of the new Omicron strain of Covid, in two people who had traveled recently to Nigeria.

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11/29/2021 2:50:00 AM

Canada said Sunday it has detected its first cases of the new Omicron strain of COVID19, in two people who had traveled recently to Nigeria.

Canada said Sunday it has detected its first cases of the new Omicron strain of Covid, in two people who had traveled recently to Nigeria.

Both patients are in isolation while public health authorities trace their possible contacts, said federal and Ontario provincial officials."I was informed today by the Public Health Agency of Canada that testing and monitoring of Covid-19 cases has confirmed two cases of the Omicron variant of concern in Ontario," Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said in a statement.

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"As the monitoring and testing continues," he added, "it is expected that other cases of this variant will be found in Canada."The government of Ontario confirmed that the two cases are in the capital Ottawa.The World Health Organization has listed Omicron as a "variant of concern" and countries around the world are now restricting travel from southern Africa, where the new strain was first detected, and taking other new precautions.

The WHO says it could take several weeks to know if there are significant changes in transmissibility, severity or implications for Covid vaccines, tests and treatments.amc/dw© Agence France-Presse

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Canada confirms first COVID Omicron infections Canada said Sunday it has detected its first cases of the new Omicron strain of COVID19 in two people who had traveled recently to Nigeria.

Canada confirms first COVID Omicron infections Canada said Sunday it has detected its first cases of the new Omicron strain of COVID19 in two people who had traveled recently to Nigeria.

Australia detects first COVID Omicron infections Health officials said Sunday they had detected the Covid Omicron strain in Australia for the first time in two passengers who were tested after flying into Sydney from southern Africa.

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