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Biochemist Daniela Beatriz Ori manipulates swab samples to make a real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis for COVID-19 testing at the biochemistry lab of Central Navy Hospital Dr. Pedro Malloon April 28, 2020 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images)
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Omicron confirmed in man who attended NYC anime convention

Just a day after the U.S. announced its first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus had been detected in California, health officials announced Thursday it was found in a man who attended an anime convention in New York City in late November.

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Governor General's office says internal network breached

The Office of the Secretary to Gov. Gen. Mary Simon says that there's been an 'unauthorized access to its internal network,' with the scope of the breach still under investigation. According to a statement issued Thursday morning, the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (OSGG) is working with the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security on the investigation and 'took immediate action to strengthen its network.'