New Covid-19 variant Omicron cases, travel updates from around the world

By Fernando Alfonso III, Mike Hayes and Helen Regan, CNN

Updated 0502 GMT (1302 HKT) November 29, 2021
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8:03 a.m. ET, November 28, 2021

Italy confirms first case of Omicron Covid-19 variant in a traveler coming from Mozambique

From CNN's Valentina Di Donato

Italian authorities have identified the first confirmed case of the Omicron variant in the country, Italy's health ministry said in a statement released Saturday. 

The one case, identified in the southwestern region of Campania, is a passenger who arrived from Mozambique, the statement said, but without disclosing the date of the passenger's arrival or nationality.

The genomic testing was done in Milan, the statement added

Mozambique is located on the southeast coast of Africa.