US announces first Omicron case in traveller returning from S.Africa
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The Bangkok Post

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday announced its first confirmed case of the Covid-19 Omicron variant had been detected in California, in a fully vaccinated traveller who had recently returned from South Africa and was recovering from mild symptoms. Top health official Anthony Fauci said authorities “knew it was just a matter of time” before the strain was found in the country, reminding Americans that vaccination, boosters and masking in indoor public settings remained the best way to stay protected. According to a statement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the…

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