New Covid Variant Found in Hong Kong as Shanghai Cuts Tourism


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New infections come days after China contained its biggest outbreak caused by the Delta variant, suggesting growing challenge in bid to eliminate local clusters A handful of local Covid-19 cases in eastern China have prompted Shanghai to limit tourism activities and a nearby city to reduce public transport, as China insists on zero tolerance against letting clusters spread. The cases emerge as Hong Kong reported the arrival of a potentially dangerous new variant. Two cases of the B.1.1.529 coronavirus variant have been recorded in Hong Kong, local health authorities confirmed on Thursday evening following genome sequencing analysis. One is a...