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Two Omicron-infected cases in UK -- official

LONDON, Nov 27 (KUNA) -- Britain on Saturday declared registering two cases of the new strain of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Omicron.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said in tweeted remarks that he had been notified by the British health security agency about the registration of the two Omicron-infected cases; one in Nottingham and the other in Chelmsford.
The two cases were linked to a back flight from South Africa, he said, adding the pair had been subjected to home quarantine, while the authorities were tracking any other case.
The health department will spare no effort to contain the new variant of the virus, he said. (end) mrn.rk