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New subvariant reaches Mainland China

A new Covid Omicron subvariant has been detected for the first time in China. The variant, named BA.2.12.1, was recently detected and is considered to be more immune-resistant and transmissible than other Omicron variants. According to authorities, the subvariant was first found in a 27-year-old Chinese man who entered the country from Kenya, as reported by the Chinese business portal Caixin.

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