Omicron, the new COVID-19 variant, confirmed in Sydney passengers

Karen Barlow
Updated February 18 2022 - 4:06pm, first published November 28 2021 - 8:06pm

A new COVID-19 threat has arrived in Australia, with NSW health authorities confirming two passengers who arrived in Sydney on Saturday after having been in southern Africa were infected with the Omicron variant.

Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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