Omicron hits Australia: TWO returned travellers land in Sydney with new strain of Covid and both were FULLY vaccinated – as top health expert calls for ALL arrivals to undergo quarantine
Two cases of super-mutant Covid strain Omicron have been detected in Australia.
Health announced on Sunday urgent genomic testing had confirmed two overseas travellers have the South African variant of the virus.
Both passengers touched down in Sydney from southern Africa on Saturday night and are fully-vaccinated.
‘They underwent testing on arrival and tested positive for Covid late last night,’ NSW Health said in a statement.
‘The two positive cases, who were asymptomatic, are in isolation in the Special Health Accommodation.’
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