Residents line up to undergo a Covid-19 test in Tianjin Municipality, China, on Saturday. Tianjin has tested 9.6 million people in three days. Photo: EPA-EFE
Residents line up to undergo a Covid-19 test in Tianjin Municipality, China, on Saturday. Tianjin has tested 9.6 million people in three days. Photo: EPA-EFE

Did Tianjin’s Omicron coronavirus outbreak start elsewhere in China? Health officials investigate

  • Cases of the variant in the Chinese city found to have different sources to earlier imported cases, according to genome sequencing
  • City CDC deputy director says strain – which has a shorter incubation period than earlier ones – might have been ‘hiding’ in the city for some time

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Residents line up to undergo a Covid-19 test in Tianjin Municipality, China, on Saturday. Tianjin has tested 9.6 million people in three days. Photo: EPA-EFE
Residents line up to undergo a Covid-19 test in Tianjin Municipality, China, on Saturday. Tianjin has tested 9.6 million people in three days. Photo: EPA-EFE
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