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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon arrives at Whitelee Wind Farm ahead of the SNP's annual conference which launches today online, in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 26.RUSSELL CHEYNE/Reuters

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday it was unlikely but not impossible that six cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 found in the country were linked to the COP26 conference held earlier this month in Glasgow.

“We have no information right now that any of these cases are related to COP,” Sturgeon told a news conference.

“If you consider the timelines of COP, it is not impossible, but it’s perhaps also not probable that there are connections to COP.”

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