Today, Wednesday, the US health authorities announced the detection of the first case of coronavirus Omicron variant in California.
CNN quoted the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as confirming the first case of Omicron variant in California.
Noteworthy, Japan has confirmed the first case of the new variant “Omicron”, Kyodo News Agency reported, citing government sources.
The new Omicron version, which was discovered initially in South Africa, has heightened global anxieties because it is thought to be more deadly than the delta variant.
The World Health Organization (WHO) designated it as a ‘variant of concern’ on Friday.