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  • The new Omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, raising ever more concern.

  • Cases linked to the new strain have been detected across G7 countries, from Canada to Italy, including Britain and Germany.

  • Many countries have decided to close their borders to travelers from certain countries, including southern Africa where the variant was first identified.

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Coronavirus: Faced with the new Omicron variant, G7 ministers meet urgently in London

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9:50 am: According to the WHO, the Omicron variant presents "a very high risk" at the global level

9:30 am: The G7 brings together urgently

The ministers of health of France, the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom to meet this Monday in London "to discuss the evolution of the situation on Omicron ",

9:15 am: The Omicron variant present in Canada

Canada announced on Sunday that it had detected the Omicron variant of the coronavirus for the first time on its soil, in two people who recently traveled to Nigeria.

The two patients, the first detected on the American continent, have been isolated in Ottawa and health authorities are looking for their possible contacts, the government of the province of Ontario (southeast) announced in a statement.

9h00: A "first probable case" of the Omicron variant in Switzerland

It would be a person "returned from South Africa about a week ago", according to the statement of the Swiss health authorities on Sunday evening. 

Hello everyone and welcome to this live!

This Monday, November 29, we will follow all the news related to the Coronavirus and its new variant Omicron.

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