Top 10 world news: Omicron was in Holland before SA, Twitter CEO's first e-mail

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New Delhi Published: Nov 30, 2021, 09:59 PM(IST)

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Dutch health authorities said on Tuesday that Omicron Covid virus was present in the country two weeks before it was detected in South Africa. South Africa first reported the new strain to the World Health Organization on November 24. Meanwhile, Twitter's new CEO Parag Agrawal sent his very first e-mail to employees after taking the charge. He sounded ambitious as well as humble. Read this and more in Top 10 World News.

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