LATEST NEWS: Germany confirms the first two cases of the Omicron variant
Two cases of Covid's new Omicron variant have been discovered in the southern German state of Bavaria, the regional health ministry has confirmed.
The two infected people entered Germany at Munich airport on November 24, before Germany designated South Africa as an area of ??the virus variant.
They are both now isolated, the ministry said. This event comes just hours after the UK announced the first two cases of the Omicron variant.
The news came just hours after the UK announced that the first two cases of the Omicron variant had been discovered in Essex and Nottinghamshire.