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Moscow registers 5 cases of Covid-19 subvariant 'Centaurus'

IANS | July 20, 2022 08:39 AM

MOSCOW: Five cases of the Covid-19 subvariant Omicron BA.2.75, or "Centaurus, " have been detected in Moscow, the country's consumer rights and human well-being watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has said.

"Five genomic sequences assigned to the BA.2.75 subvariant of the Omicron strain have been added to the VGARus (Virus Genome Aggregator of Russia) database, " it was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.

Rospotrebnadzor said the samples were taken in July in Moscow, adding the patients all have a mild form of the virus and have not been hospitalized.

"Centaurus" was first detected in May in India and is believed to be highly transmissible.

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