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Omicron Variant Was in Western Europe Days Before First Identified in Southern Africa

Omicron Variant Was in Western Europe Days Before First Identified in Southern Africa

From: VOA

New evidence has revealed that the omicron variant of the coronavirus was already present in western Europe well before the first cases were officially identified in southern Africa.

Authorities in the Netherlands said Tuesday that it detected the variant in test samples as early as November 19 — a full week before the positive cases detected last Friday among passengers who arrived in Amsterdam on a flight from South Africa.

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