China Reports First Case of Omicron COVID-19 Variant

China reported its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in the northern city of Tianjin on Dec. 13.

According to local health authorities, the case arrived in the city from abroad who showed no symptoms and tested positive on Dec. 9.

A detailed test by local health authorities and the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention later revealed that the individual had the Omicron variant.

The individual is now in isolation at a hospital.

Health authorities did not immediately disclose the individual’s nationality and travel history.


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