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Japan confirms first Covid-19 patient with Omicron variant: Reports

Tokyo, Nov 30 (UNI/Sputnik) Japan has confirmed the first case of the Omicron strain of the coronavirus, the Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday, citing a government source.
According to the agency, it is a man in his 30s who arrived at Narita International Airport on Sunday from Namibia. He was reported to have been tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival.
Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) identified the new strain as one of concern, as its high number of mutations possibly makes it more transmissible and dangerous. The WHO has dubbed it Omicron, the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet.
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