China: discovery of a new subspecies of Omicron

THE media Chinese reported that the country’s health authorities had discovered a new subtype of the Omicron strain caused by the emerging corona virus.

And the “Global Times” newspaper said the new subvariable was discovered in a coronary patient presenting with mild symptoms, noting that this case has been identified in a city located 70 kilometers from Shanghai.

He added that the new species branched off from the BA.1.1 variant of the Omicron strain, as it does not match the previously discovered species. in China and the world.

Officials in Dalian city in northern China said a case of an unknown new subspecies was reported on Friday.