(Updates CORONAVIRUS AUSTRALIA IM5006 to include more Australia cases, adds Malaysia and Singapore, changes slug, headline)

Bangkok Desk, Dec 3 (EFE).- Australia reported its first local transmission of the Omicron variant on Friday, while Malaysia and Singapore announced their first infections in overseas arrivals.

A student at Regents Park Christian School in western Sydney who had not been overseas and had no links to people who had traveled abroad tested positive for the variant, New South Wales Minister of Health Brad Hazzard told reporters Friday morning.