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In Almaty, a PCR screening was carried out for the presence of mutations typical for the new variant of the omicron coronavirus. This was announced by the Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan Aleksey Tsoi at a meeting of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazpravda.kz reports.
Aleksey Tsoi noted that the Ministry of Health monitors circulating variants of coronavirus infection strains on an ongoing basis.
Taking into account the emergence of a new variant of the omicron coronavirus strain, preliminary PCR screening was carried out for the presence of mutations typical for the omicron coronavirus strain variant in Almaty. Circulation of the omicron coronavirus strain has not been established.
Full genomic sequencing of samples taken from positive samples from the regions continues. This work continues," the minister said.
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