January 16, 2022

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UPDATE 1-U.S. braces for Omicron ahead of southern Africa travel ban

U.S. health officials on Sunday said they were preparing for the likely appearance of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant in the country, with restrictions set to begin on Monday against travelers from eight southern African countries. "Inevitably, it wi...
U.S. health officials on Sunday said they were preparing for the likely appearance of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant in the country, with restrictions set to begin on Monday against travelers from eight southern African countries. "Inevitably, it will be here," although no cases have been detected yet, the nation's top infectious disease official, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told ABC News' "This Week." Omicron https://www.reuters.com/world/new-coronavirus-variant-omicron-keeps-spreading-australia-detects-cases-2021-11-28, which was first detected in South Africa, has now been confirmed in Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Britain, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy and the Netherlands.