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Thursday, 20 January 2022 11:41 GMT

Tunisia confirms 1st case of Omicron variant infection


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)

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, Trend reports citing Xinhua .

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.

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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