Xinjiang: This round of epidemic is preliminarily identified as imported from abroad
2022-08-08: [Article Link] On 8 August, at 1900, the Press Office of the People's Government of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region held a press conference in the city of Urumqi to inform it about the work of Covid-19 Pandemic and the emergency disposal process in Xinjiang. Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, Deputy Director-General of the Commission on Health Care, Choi Yin, explained that the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region's Center for Disease Control had analysed the sequences of some of the virus genomes of the current round, that the virus was being infected by the Omicron variant BA5.2 branch, which differed from that of the country's Covid-19 virus gene sequence database, and that it was initially determined that the virus had been imported from outside the country. Tian Pong, Choi Ning Li Jiang, Feng Chiu Ah-li
Source: Insight News.