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XBB.1.5 COVID variant detected in Kuwait: MoH

KUWAIT: The ministry of health announced Wednesday that genetic tests have detected the XBB.1.5 subvariant of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. In a statement, the ministry said indicators of the epidemiological situation in the country are witnessing stability, renewing calls for adherence to prevention guidelines, especially in light of preliminary information regarding the ease of transmission of this variant, which was discovered according to genetic analyses in more than 30 countries around the world.

The ministry also pointed out the emergence of such variants is expected and does not cause concern, adding there is close follow-up of the epidemiological situation by the advisory team on coronavirus developments. – KUNA

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