New Omicron subvariant confirmed in Slovenia

Ljubljana – Slovenia has confirmed its first case of the BA.2 sub-lineage of the Omicron coronavirus variant, the national lab chief told reporters on Thursday, noting it was not yet clear whether the new strain was more contagious than the original one. Tjaša Žohar Čretnik, the head of the National Laboratory for Health, Environment and Food (NLZOH), said the BA.2 subvariant was confirmed in a person from Podravje, in the north-east of the country. The official said that as yet unofficial data suggests two further cases of BA.2 had been…

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