New Omicron sub-variants BF.7 and BA.5.1.7, which are highly infectious and more transmissible, have been discovered in China as part of the country’s latest Covid outbreak.
It should be noted that BF.7 (also known as BA.2.75.2) is a sub-lineage of the Covid Omicron variant BA.5.2.1.
On October 4, the BF.7 was discovered in Yantai and Shaoguan. B.1.1.5184.108.40.206.7 is an abbreviation for B.1.1.5220.127.116.11.7. According to Global Times, the subvariant BA.5.1.7 was discovered for the first time on the Chinese mainland.
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According to Reuters calculations based on official data published on Monday, China reported 1939 locally transmitted cases on October 9, the most since Aug. 20.
It should be noted that China is still enforcing strict zero-Covid measures aimed at breaking down transmission chains through border restrictions, mass testing, extensive quarantines, and unyielding snap lockdowns.
Earlier, the World Health Organization had also warned against the highly infectious BF.7 COVID subvariant expecting it to become a new dominant variant.
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Cough (no phlegm)
Cough (with phlegm)
Muscle pains and aches