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.