Beijing reports its first locally transmitted Omicron variant case

Posted by on January 15, 2022 10:25 am
Categories: Global Stories

Case comes city finalises preparation to host Winter Olympics, which start in three weeks

The Chinese capital, Beijing, has reported its first locally transmitted case of Omicron coronavirus variant, state media reported on Saturday, less than three weeks before the Beijing Olympic Winter Games.

An official at the city’s disease control authority said at a press conference that laboratory testing found “mutations specific to the Omicron variant” in the person. The authorities have since published a detailed account of the patient’s activity that dates back to 31 December.

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