China registers its first case of the Omicron variant in the city of Tianjin

The authorities in the Chinese city of Tianjin have reported a case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, of which there are for the first time indications of the Asian giant, which in the last few days has recorded exactly a new increase in the general number of infections with the SARS-CoV -2.

The first Omicron case would correspond to a person who came to Tianjin from other countries, although neither the patient’s nationality nor his place of origin was disclosed. According to the CGTN chain, he tested positive for the first time last Thursday and is asymptomatic, despite staying in an isolated hospital as a precaution.

The government’s main epidemiologist, Zhang Wenhong, defended this Monday that China had sufficient capacity to deal with this new variant, even in a scenario of maximum transferability and in which omicron was able to protect the vaccines developed so far bypass. .

China registers its first case of the Omicron variant in the city of Tianjin
China registers its first case of the Omicron variant in the city of Tianjin

In this case, “we need to rethink vaccination strategies and sharpen prevention and control measures,” he told The Global Times. The country has tried to bring the number of coronavirus cases down to zero with strict restrictions that include widespread city lockdowns at the slightest outbreak.

The Chinese Ministry of Health reported 80 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 this Monday, largely due to the resurgence of infections in Zhejiang province. In this region alone, 74 positives have been reported in the last 24 hours, 55 of them from Shaoxing City.

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