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Thursday, 27 January 2022 11.23 PM IST

First case of Omicron in USA, so far confirmed in 23 countries

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WASHINGTON: Omicron has been confirmed in United States of America also. The virus was found in a man who returned to California from South Africa. He reached California on November 22 from South Africa.

He was diagnosed with omicron in a test conducted after a week. Authorities informed that the man has minor symptoms and is in quarantine. US President Joe Biden had taken strict steps including travel ban soon after omicron was reported in South Africa.

Omicron was confirmed in 23 countries so far. A woman in UAE was also diagnosed with the disease the previous day. The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention said the virus was found in a woman from Africa.

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