A new strain of Omicron coronavirus began to spread in the world earlier than scientists expected.
According to AP, new data provided by a number of countries.
In particular, the Dutch Institute of Health RIVM reported that Omicron was detected in samples taken on November 19 and 23.
According to the WHO, South Africa first reported a new variant of the coronavirus only on November 24.
In Germany, the strain was detected in a person who was not abroad and had no contact with anyone who would leave the country.