US reports first confirmed case of Omicron variant
Public health officials in California have confirmed the first known case of the Omicron coronavirus variant in the US.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday the infected individual had recently returned from South Africa.
The traveller was fully vaccinated, has displayed mild symptoms so far and is currently self-isolating, the CDC said.
The US plans to impose fresh travel restrictions over the new variant. (Foreign Agencies)