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No, Israel has NOT found two cases of a new variant of coronavirus

Media reports said that the new variant is a combination of BA.1 or Omicron and BA.2, a sub-variant of Omicron. But is that even true?

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BS Web Team New Delhi
Media reports in India on Friday claimed that two cases of a new coronavirus variant had been reported in Israel. They said that the new variant is a combination of BA.1 or Omicron and BA.2, a sub-variant of Omicron. For this, most of the reports cited the Israeli daily Haaretz.

The reports also said that, according to Israel's health ministry, the patients had symptoms like fever, headache, and muscle aches. However, they did not require any specialised medical care. The patients, reportedly a couple in their 30s, most likely contracted the infection from their infant.

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First Published: Mar 17 2023 | 4:35 PM IST

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