City of Beijing reports first local omicron case -state media


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> > Reuters 10:07 10:07 PM BdST People walk past a market, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues in the country, in Beijing, China January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang State television reported on Saturday that the new infection had been identified as the omicron strain. Lab testing found "mutations specific to the omicron variant" in the person, Pang Xinghuo, an official at the city's disease control authority, told a news briefing. Officials have sealed up the infected person's residential compound and workplace, and collected 2,430 samples for testing from people linked to the two locations, a Haidian district official...