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Omicron enters Mainland China, Overseas traveller tests positive

Mainland China reported its first case of the Omicron Covid variant on Monday in the city of Tianjin, which is about two-hour drive from the capital Beijing. The omicron case

Mainland China reported its first case of the Omicron Covid variant on Monday in the city of Tianjin, which is about two-hour drive from the capital Beijing.

The omicron case was found in a traveler from overseas, who showed no symptoms but tested positive on Thursday.

The patient is in isolation at a hospital in the city.

Also read: Football Club Manchester United hit by Covid-19 outbreak

On Monday, the United Kingdom reported the first publicly confirmed death globally from the omicron variant.

The newly identified variant was first reported in South Africa in late November and is highly transmissible and heavily mutated, and has raised concerns about the efficacy of existing coronavirus vaccines.

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First Published: 14th December, 2021 16:10 IST

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