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November 30, 2022

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COVID-19: After BA.4, Corona’s BA.5 variant was also found in India, know why it can be a matter of concern

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INSACOG, a consortium of laboratories identified by the Ministry of Health for genome sequencing, confirmed this on Sunday.

After the BA.4 variant of Corona in India, now the news of getting the BA.5 variant has come to the fore. INSACOG, an organization of laboratories identified by the Ministry of Health for genome sequencing, confirmed this on Sunday. The consortium issued a statement saying that a 19-year-old girl from Tamil Nadu has been found infected with the BA.4 variant of Corona. Mild symptoms were observed in the patient and he has received both the doses of corona vaccine. Earlier a person from Hyderabad returning from South Africa was also found infected with the same variant.

Insacog says that now a case of BA.5 variant of Corona has also come to the fore. This case has come from Telangana. Mild symptoms have also been found in a patient infected with BA.5 and he too has received both doses of the vaccine. The patient does not have a travel history. The consortium said that after receiving the patients, contact tracing work has been started as a precautionary measure.

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