Algeria records first cases of BA.2 Omicron sub-strain

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Algeria has registered its first cases of a sub-strain of the Omicron coronavirus called BA.2 and BA.3, making it the first Arab country to record the mutant. Despite this, the health system was not under pressure like last year, according to the director general of the Pasteur Institute in Algeria, Faouzi Dar. “Unlike last year, the health system is not under pressure, although indicators during November and December suggested that the fourth wave would be dangerous due to the delta mutator,” he told state-run Radio Algeria. The BA2 sub-strain has already been registered in a number of Europe…

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