Omicron lands in US

Anthony Fauci

Anthony Fauci

The first case of Omicron has been identified in California, United States, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Fauci, at a White House briefing on Wednesday said the case was detected in an individual who traveled from South Africa on November 22.

He said the person tested positive for the Omicron Covid-19 on November 29.

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According to him, the person is currently under quarantine and is being closely monitored.

He said those who had close contact with him had been tested, but that they were negative.

Fauci added that the person was fully vaccinated and that he was currently experiencing mild symptom of the virus.

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