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Covid warning: New highly transmissible Omicron sub-variant in UK – 53 cases found

  • January 14, 2022

According to Israel’s Health Ministry, there was no evidence that BA.2 behaved differently than Omicron, Jerusalem Post reported.

The BA.2 was first detected in China a few weeks ago, however, experts suspect that the mutation originated in India.

State media Kan reported that the sub-variant has also been observed in Denmark, Australia, Canada and Singapore. 

According to the World Health Organization, the Omicron variant (parent Pango lineage B.1.1.529) includes three descendent sub-lineages (BA.1, BA.2 and BA.3).

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