Coronavirus: Australia on alert for Omicron after positive tests; Singapore watching variant ‘very closely’

Australia’s most populous state was urgently testing people entering the country on Sunday, after two arrivals from southern Africa tested positive for Covid-19, as some countries have detected the new Omicron variant.Australia imposed new restrictions on Saturday on people who have been to nine southern African countries, as the highly infectious Omicron variant raises concerns about another wave of the pandemic.“Urgent genomic sequencing is under way to determine if they have been infected by…


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