LIVE: Two SA returnees test Covid positive in Bengaluru; Omicron reaches UK

Two linked cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant have been detected in Britain connected to travel to southern Africa, health minister Sajid Javid said on Saturday

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The discovery of a new Coronavirus (Covid-19) variant named Omicron triggered global alarm on Friday as countries rushed to suspend travel from southern Africa and stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic suffered their biggest falls in more than a year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Omicron may spread more quickly than other forms, and preliminary evidence suggested there is an increased risk of reinfection.
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First Published: Nov 27 2021 | 6:57 AM IST

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