May 17, 2022 07:38 PM

China Detects New Omicron Subvariant Considered More Infectious

What’s new: The Chinese mainland has reported its first imported case of BA.2.12.1, a recently detected subvariant of omicron considered to be more immune-resistant and transmissible than the others in circulation.

The patient, a 27-year-old Chinese man who had been vaccinated, arrived in the southern province of Guangdong on flight KQ880 from Kenya’s capital Nairobi, according to a report published Monday by Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC).

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