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Mainland China detects first case of Omicron coronavirus variant -state media – Metro US

Mainland China detects first case of Omicron coronavirus variant -state media

People wearing protective masks dance at a park
People wearing protective masks dance at a park

(Reuters) – Health authorities in northern China’s port city of Tianjin have detected the first case of the Omicron coronavirus variant in the country’s mainland, the state-run Tianjin Daily reported on Monday.

The infection was discovered in a traveller who arrived in the city from overseas on Dec. 9, the newspaper said, adding that the patient is currently being treated in isolation in hospital.

(Reporting by Beijing Newsroom; writing by Tom Daly; editing by Philippa Fletcher)

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