Five cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant have been reported in Australia, after genomic tests were conducted. The test has revealed two overseas travelers who recently arrived in the state of New South Wales were infected with the strain.
The infected travelers both arrived in Sydney from southern Africa on a Singapore Airlines flight Sunday, Australian health officials said on Monday. Both were fully vaccinated and are isolating in the state’s Special Health Accommodation. There are now five confirmed cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in Australia — four in the state of New South Wales and one case in the Northern Territory. The Northern Territory case is a man who arrived in the Howard Springs quarantine facility on a government repatriation flight from Johannesburg four days ago.