Head of Rospotrebnadzor Popova: no omicron strain has been detected in Russia
Omicron strain of coronavirus has not been detected in Russia. This was stated by the country's chief sanitary doctor Anna Popova, TASS reports.
The head of Rospotrebnadzor explained that research is constantly being carried out as part of monitoring the genetic structure.
“We have subjected the samples to a particularly thorough analysis. who entered the database over the last month, and primarily from persons who traveled abroad, “- said Popova.
Earlier, immunologist Nikolai Kryuchkov said that the meeting of two strains of COVID-19 in one organism is capable of lead to the emergence of a new combined version. The likelihood of meeting two strains of coronavirus in one organism depends on the path of spread in the population of the mutation that has appeared, the immunologist explained.
A new strain of COVID-19 under the code B.1.1.529 was detected in South Africa on November 11, isolated cases were also recorded in Japan, Canada, Spain, Sweden, Egypt, Austria and other countries. The World Health Organization recognized this option as dangerous and warned that the risk of contracting a new strain in patients with coronavirus may be higher.