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Israeli with Omicron variant said to have travelled from airport on bus

The first person in Israel diagnosed with the new Omicron coronavirus variant traveled home from Ben Gurion Airport on a public bus, potentially infecting dozens, Channel 12 news reports.

Health authorities have so far been in contact with around half of the passengers, the report says.

The first case of the strain was detected in Israel after a person arrived from Malawi, the Health Ministry announced on Friday.

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