Omicron is heading for dominance in Moscow 

  • 14-01-2022, 17:37
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    The Russian capital, Moscow, have warned that the “Omicron” mutated from the Corona virus is heading to become the dominant strain in the city, and a sharp increase in the number of new infections is expected in the epidemic. 

    The information office of the Mayor and the Moscow Government announced in a statement issued today, Friday, that 729 cases of “omicron” were recorded during the period between December 20 (when the first infection with the new highly contagious mutant was detected in the city) and January 13, noting that the percentage of “omicron” infections among The total number of cases examined during the period between the sixth and ninth of January reached 41.7%. 

    In turn, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin acknowledged, during a visit to a laboratory testing center, that the results of the tests show that "Omicron" begins to dominate among the strains of Corona that are spreading in the city, and is likely that this will lead to a significant increase in the number of new infections in the city in the coming days.