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Egypt Announces Its First Cases of Omicron Variant | Health News

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian well being authorities mentioned they’ve recognized the nation’s first instances of the extremely transmissible omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Three individuals had been discovered to have the variant amongst 26 vacationers who examined optimistic for coronavirus at Cairo International Airport, the Health Ministry mentioned in an announcement late Friday. It did not say the place the three got here from.

The native Masrawy information outlet reported the three had been amongst vacationers from South Africa.

The ministry mentioned two of the individuals contaminated confirmed no signs, whereas the third suffered from delicate signs. The three have been remoted in a Cairo hospital, it mentioned.

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Authorities on Friday reported greater than 900 confirmed new instances of coronavirus and 43 deaths over the earlier 24 hours.

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Egypt has reported a complete 373,500 instances, together with 21,277 fatalities, because the pandemic started.

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