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Tunisia confirms first case of Omicron variant infection

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Tunis: A 23-year-old man from a sub-Saharan African country has been confirmed as Tunisia’s first case of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, the country’s Health Minister Ali Mrabet said on Friday December 3.

The man landed at the Tunis-Carthage International Airport from Istanbul, Turkey, Mrabet said in a statement carried on Al-Wataniya, the state’s central television, Xinhua news agency reported.

After testing positive for the virus at the airport, the man was sent to a local hotel where he would be subjected to mandatory quarantine, according to the official.

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