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Covid live news: Omicron variant detected in Canada as Fauci warns two weeks needed to study new strain

Canada has confirmed two cases of Omicron in Ontario in travellers from Nigeria, while top US infectious disease official Dr Anthony Fauci says two weeks will be needed to gather definitive information on the new coronavirus variant

G7 health ministers are to hold an emergency meeting on Monday on the new Omicron Covid-19 strain, as experts race to understand what the variant means for the fight to end the pandemic, AFP reports.

The meeting was called by G7 chair Britain, which is among a steadily growing number of countries detecting cases of the heavily mutated new strain.

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