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Saudi Arabia Reports 1st Omicron Case Coming from North Africa

Saudi Arabia Reports 1st Omicron Case Coming from North Africa

Wednesday, 1 December, 2021 - 09:30
Saudi Arabia confirmed its first case of the Omicron coronavirus variant. Asharq Al-Awsat

Saudi Arabia confirmed its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant coming from a north African country, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.


SPA, quoting a statement from the Kingdom's health ministry, said authorities had isolated the person and people who were in contact with them.


The ministry said the person was a Saudi national who had travelled from a North African country.


It urged people to complete their vaccination and ordered travelers to respect self-isolation and testing rules.


Omicron was first reported on Nov. 24 in southern Africa.


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