America records its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant
A persone it belongs to California who had been Vaccinated against COVID-19 become the first in the U.S to have an identified case of the Omicron variant,the white House announced Wednesday as scientist continue to study the risks posed by the new virus strain. Dr Anthony Fauci told reporters the person was traveler who return from South Africa on November 22 and tested postavi on 22 November Fauci said the persone was vaccinated but had not received booster shot experiencing ”mild symptoms”.
The Biden Administration Moved let last month to restrict travel from Southern Africa where the virant was first identified and had been widespread.Mass of cases have also been identified in about two. Dozen other nations.
Fauci said ”We know that it was just a matter of time before the first case of Omicron would be detected in the United States.”
He said the person was improving and added, “I think what’s happening now is another example of why it’s important for people to get vaccinated. But also boosting. Boosting is very important.”
Officials said they had contacted everyone who had close contact with the person and they had all tested negative.