A medical worker collects a swab from a resident in Shenzhen as the city detects a series of fresh cases. Photo: Reuters
A medical worker collects a swab from a resident in Shenzhen as the city detects a series of fresh cases. Photo: Reuters

China tech hub Shenzhen on alert as new Omicron subvariant surfaces

  • City reports a clutch of fresh coronavirus cases as it orders subway and restaurant closures
  • But the new strain is not a source of major concern and unlikely to affect any decision to reopen the border with Hong Kong, virologist says

A medical worker collects a swab from a resident in Shenzhen as the city detects a series of fresh cases. Photo: Reuters
A medical worker collects a swab from a resident in Shenzhen as the city detects a series of fresh cases. Photo: Reuters
READ FULL ARTICLE