COVID: New Omicron strain isolated for 1st time in Italy
9 April 2022 15:18

COVID: New Omicron strain isolated for 1st time in Italy

ROME. KAZINFORM - A new variant of the Omicron strain of the COVID-19 virus, called Xj, has been isolated for the first time in Italy by a laboratory in Reggio Calabria, ANSA reports.

The variant is «equivalent to Xe», the lab said.
Xj is a recombination of sub-variants of Omicron BA.1 and BA.2 and had hitherto been known only for a limited number of cases registered in Finland at the end of March.


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