Russia reports first cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant

  06 December 2021    Read: 194
Russia reports first cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant

Russia on Monday reported its first confirmed cases of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Russian news agencies reported, in two people who returned from South Africa.

Interfax cited consumer health regulator Rospotrebnadzor as saying that 10 people who returned from South Africa had tested positive for COVID-19. RIA said Omicron had been detected in two arrivals from South Africa.


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