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Omicron Variant Live Updates: Algeria confirms first case of new COVID-19 variant

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Algeria confirms 1st case of new COVID-19 variant. 

Omicron Variant Latest News Updates: Algerian health authorities on Tuesday confirmed the detection of the first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, local media reported. A foreign national who entered Algeria on December 10 tested positive on his arrival at the International Airport of Algiers. His sample, which was sent to the Institut Pasteur d’Alger, was confirmed on Tuesday as the Omicron variant of the COVID-19, the official APS news agency reported. Fawzi Derrar, acting director of the Institut Pasteur d’Alger, told reporters that the foreign national was put under quarantine upon his arrival in Algeria. According to the WHO, the Omicron variant, which was first detected in Southern Africa, has been detected in at least 65 countries around the world. 

 

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