EFESydney, Australia

Australia Monday said health authorities detected two new cases of Omicron strain of Covid-19, taking the number of infections due to the “variant of concern” to four in the country.

“Genomic testing has confirmed two more overseas travelers, who recently arrived in NSW< have been infected with the Omicron Covid-19 variant of concern. The total number of confirmed cases of Omicron is now four in NSW.” the New South Wales government said.

The statement said the two travelers arrived in Sydney from southern Africa on a Singapore Airlines flight on Sunday.

“They are fully vaccinated and isolating in the special health accommodation.” EFE