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The first case of infection with the omicron strain of coronavirus was detected in China

61b868aeb7b81818153356The first case of human infection with the omicron strain of coronavirus was detected in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin.

This is stated in the statement of the epidemiological headquarters of the city. It is indicated that the infected person arrived from abroad on December 9. Coronavirus was detected in him from samples taken from the respiratory tract. The disease in the infected person is asymptomatic, he is sent to the hospital and isolated. "This is the first case of detection of the omicron strain in mainland China," the authorities said in a statement. On November 26, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the strain of coronavirus B.1.1.529, found in southern Africa, with the Greek letter "omicron". The WHO statement said that this variety "has a large number of mutations, a number of which are of concern." The global epicenter of the spread of the omicron strain is the south of Africa. The largest number of people infected with it was detected in South Africa. The new strain was found in 64 countries, including the Russian Federation.