China: Announces the first case of the Omicron variant

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China has announced that it has identified the first case in the country of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, as reported by state media today.

Authorities in the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin have spotted the variant in a man who has returned from abroad, without specifying from which country, according to the Tianjin Daily.

The patient, who did not show any symptoms, was diagnosed positive on Thursday and further examinations “confirmed the detection of the (…) Omicron variant”, according to the newspaper, which adds that this patient is hospitalized and has been isolated.

source: ΑΠΕ

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