Apr 7, 2022

Omicron BA.2 subvariant becomes dominant in Tokyo

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Officials in Tokyo are concerned about the more transmissible BA.2 Omicron coronavirus subvariant, which is increasingly dominant among infections.

The capital’s expert panel says its screening indicates the BA.2 subvariant accounted for nearly 68 percent of new cases in the week through March 28. The rate has climbed nearly 30 points in the past two weeks.

Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University Professor Kaku Mitsuo said, “We are at a critical moment where infections will rapidly spread or not.” He added, “We have to take measures to prevent it from happening.”

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